“... Bale And Crowe ... Are The Main Reason To See This.”
“I've Been To Yuma Prison Before.....and I Have Escaped Twice! ;)”
“Christan Bale And Russel Crowe Are Oscar-Worthy!”
“Possibly The Best Western Ever Made.”
“EVEN BAD MEN LOVE THEIR MAMA”
“Wanted Dead Or Alive”
“A Great Film, With A Beautiful Landscape”
“Crowe And Foster Steal The Show....”
“It Was A Good Movie”
“Close To The Original ”
“A Good Western”
“If You Like Western Movie You'll Love This. I'm Not A Big Western Fan, But This Movie Is Good. My Overall Quote Is Buy.”
“Bale And Crowe Are Blazing A Trail In Western Drama.”
“Amazing Western I HIGHLY Recommend Seeing!!!”
“Step Aside Eastwood, Bale And Crowe Are In Town!”
“I'm Not Usually A Fan Of Westerns, But This One Branches Out Into Several Genres And Is A Great Cinematic Achievement.”
“A Great Movie That Can Be Added To The List Of Great Westerns”
“It's In The Eyes...”
“3:10 To The Movies!”
“What Was All The Fuss?”
“Full Of Tension And Grit And Pure Awe - This Is A Stupendous "must-see" Picture. I Encourage Everyone To Give This Film A Look. I Guarantee You'll Never Look At Westerns The Same.”
“Thus, While It Doesn't Do Anything You Haven't Seen Before, It Still Proves To Be An Entertaining Ride Nonetheless.”
“'3:10 To Yuma' Is Ready To Lead The Charge For The Rebirth Of The Western Genre.”
A sturdy and enjoyable remake of the 1957 minor classic.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
Russell Crowe and Christian Bale are the main reasons to see 3:10 to Yuma, a serviceable addition to the current western revival.
A.O. Scott - New York Times
Despite a faintly anti-climactic ending, there's plenty of entertainment in this robust, old-fashioned western tale.
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
3:10 to Yuma is a drama well worth the journey.
Claudia Puig - USA Today
The movie feels like an uneasy combination of new and old western stylings.
Stephen Hunter - Washington Post
Lean, almost absurdly satisfying.
Ty Burr - Boston Globe
Mangold's remake of 3:10 to Yuma isn't as startling a resurrection job as his Johnny Cash biopic, but it does send a saddlebag full of western tropes skittering into the 21st century.
J. Hoberman - Village Voice
... gritty, hugely entertaining.
Jack Mathews - New York Daily News
The story is no bigger in the new version, which goes on for 117 minutes. And it's certainly not better.
Joe Morgenstern - Wall Street Journal
The best Western since Unforgiven, 3:10 to Yuma is both cathartic and intelligent. While a wildly eventful action-adventure and outlaw shoot-'em-up, it's also a vibrant story of heroism, villainy and hard-earned redemption.
Bruce Westbrook - Houston Chronicle
3:10 to Yuma manages to incorporate the rhythms of a contemporary action movie while maintaining a healthy respect for the tenets of the genre. That makes it a train well worth catching.
Chris Vognar - Dallas Morning News
The tale never quite resonates beyond the screen.
Lisa Kennedy - Denver Post
The editing is tense and there's mucho splatter but the climax is unforgivable for reasons I can't spell out -- and owes something to a recent picture I can't name.
David Edelstein - New York Magazine
James Mangold's movies include Cop Land (1997), Girl, Interrupted (1999), and Walk the Line (2005), and this is by far his most sustained and evocative work.
David Denby - New Yorker
James Mangold's 3:10 to Yuma restores the wounded heart of the Western and rescues it from the morass of pointless violence.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Those who have a deeper abiding love for the western genre than I, may love the new Yuma. I liked a good deal of it -- just enough to be frustrated by the clutter.
Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune
Director James Mangold draws good performances from both leads as they wrestle with the predatory power structure of the old west.
J. R. Jones - Chicago Reader
Yields performances as elemental as the landscape while it questions a culture more concerned with money than human life.
Carrie Rickey - Philadelphia Inquirer
One of the great pleasures of westerns is the showcase they offer for character actors, and 3:10 to Yuma has a pair of aces.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
It's got old-timey atmosphere with just enough new-age empathy to work. Throw in plenty of gun fighting and two fine actors circling one another with glee, and you've got one hot pistol of a movie.
Tom Long - Detroit News
May not shake all the cowbells off the genre, but it kicks up plenty of dust.
Kerry Lengel - Arizona Republic
The performances of Mr. Crowe and Mr. Bale alone are worth the price of admission.
Andrew Sarris - New York Observer
Reinforced by a strong central premise, James Mangold's remake walks a fine line in retaining many of the original's qualities while smartly shaking things up a bit.
Todd McCarthy - Variety
An extremely well-acted and well-directed remake of a 1957 oater based on a short story by the then-obscure Elmore Leonard.
Lou Lumenick - New York Post
A period-perfect, witty, well-played and exciting Western is all but ruined in the final minutes by someone the screenwriters, a star who insisted on image-flattering changes, a director feeling his Walk the Line oats.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
James Mangold's 3:10 to Yuma, an old-school Western updated for modern mores and tastes, pays due homage to its 1957 predecessor.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
Mangold's film is more than sufficiently subtexty and cynical for our modern sensibilities while simultaneously embracing Mangold's obvious pleasure in the Westerns' time-honored swinging saloon doors and stern masculine traditions.
Mark Bourne - Film.com
The lean, cerebral swagger of the 1957 western 3:10 to Yuma is stretched out and punched up with more characters, gun-shooting and horse-riding in an entertaining remake directed by James Mangold.
Jennie Punter - Globe and Mail
[Director] Mangold succeeds on his own terms, largely because the actors he's working with here, Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, so comfortably inhabit the movie, and the genre that cradles it.
Stephanie Zacharek - Salon.com
Watching a movie like this, I can't help but wish that the Western would come back into favor again. We can use more productions like this.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
James Mangold's expanded take on 3:10 to Yuma makes for a largely compelling ride on the strength of a powerful cast led by Russell Crowe and Christian Bale.
Michael Rechtshaffen - Hollywood Reporter
It's a wonderful surprise to discover that this new version, starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale and directed by James Mangold, not only remains true to its roots but expands on them in ways that are thrilling and thoroughly entertaining.
Christy Lemire - Associated Press
When a movie is as entertaining as this one, you begin to think this formerly beloved genre is due for a revival.
Richard Schickel - TIME Magazine
Maybe this redo didn't need so many bells and whistles, but Mangold brings it home.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
[Director] Mangold has brought welcome intensity to the project, giving 3:10 to Yuma a visceral, immediate quality that makes it realistic and mythic all at the same time.
Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times
Elevated above the usual fare by an engaging and complex relationship between its two stars, 3:10 To Yuma would be a thoroughly entertaining two hours whatever the genre - the Western setting is almost a bonus.
Ali Gray - TheShiznit.co.uk
Dean Essner - Sight and Sound
JimmyO - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
The real thrill of the film lies in watching these two men, sat on various sides of the moral fence, gradually converge and respect each other.
Ben Rawson-Jones - Digital Spy
Director James Mangold amps up the blood and thunder without sacrificing the moral complexity of Elmore Leonard's original short story.
Kelly Vance - East Bay Express
3:10 to Yuma confirms that the western is alive and kicking with a vengeance.
Matthew Pejkovic - Matt's Movie Reviews
It is part of the richness of 3.10 to Yuma that this is a classical piece of storytelling with themes and characters that can be found in the very earliest Westerns.
Geoffrey Macnab - Sight and Sound
Bale and Crowe are superlative, but Mangold's rote, banal expansion never quickens the pulse.
Brett Michel - Boston Phoenix
Mangold's direction is effective, if unobtrusive, and the dusty deserts of the American west continue to provide a cinematic palette that fails to run dry.
Ian Buckwalter - DCist
Gives "solid craftsmanship" a dreary name
Fernando F. Croce - CinePassion
Pays homage to the classic Western by staying true to genre conventions, but does so with a fresh set of eyes that gives the film a welcome place in a modern multiplex.
Anders Wotzke - Cut Print Review
Anders Wotzke - Moviedex
Fifty years have elapsed since 3:10 to Yuma last pulled into the station, but, man, the return trip is worth the wait.
Mike Scott - Times-Picayune
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Dragan Antulov - Index.hr
First 1.5 hours are slow, preposterously scripted, and short of powerful dialogue. I liked the ending though.
Ross Anthony - Hollywood Report Card
3:10 to Yuma is a big, brawling action-adventure with strong psychological elements. The original 3:10 to Yuma, with Glenn Ford and Van Heflin, directed by Delmer Daves, was a psychological western, and the present version expands on that.
Tony Macklin - Fayetteville Free Weekly
In the end, what makes 3:10 to Yuma work despite a rather preposterous final act, is that it refuses to see anything in terms of moral simplicity, despite the presence of black and white hats.
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
Nothing terribly original happens in this remake of a 1957 semi-classic that starred Glenn Ford and Van Heflin, but everything happens smoothly and with grace.
Bob Mondello - NPR.org
It's not too often that a remake holds up to the original, but Mangold's rendition blows the 1957 version out of the water in every imaginable way possible.
Adam Tobias - Watertown Daily Times
A mini-epic on the historical changes of the old west...serving as a just tribute to earlier, classic westerns such as The Searchers and, more recently, Unforgiven.
Tim Basham - Paste Magazine
Brian Gibson - Film School Rejects
[I]f you're looking for an Unforgiven-style reinvention of the Western, prepare for disappointment.
Alonso Duralde - MSNBC
I was surprised at how engaged I remained throughout almost the entire movie, and much of that credit might have to go to the film's dual leads, Christian Bale and Russell Crowe...
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
The western has been buried and revived so many times in recent years that it's beginning to resemble one of George Romero's stale zombies...
Brian Holcomb - CinemaBlend.com
One of the year's most enjoyable films.
Rossiter Drake - San Francisco Examiner
Christian Bale had me in the first few seconds when he started limping toward the window
Jeff Bayer - The Scorecard Review
Uneven yet entertaining...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
3:10 to Yuma is riveting, exciting and rare %u2014 a thinking person's Western.
Brandon Fibbs - Colorado Springs Gazette
Nao sei se o cineasta pretendia homenagear um de seus filmes favoritos ao empalidece-lo, mas, para o bem ou para o mal, foi isto que acabou fazendo.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
Cinematic and wonderful on the big screen, this magnificent remake revisits the grandeur of the western, tossing around elements of morality in the melee of good pitted against evil... Russell Crowe is splendid.
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
The film is a creditable remake - no better than the original but different enough to stand on its considerable merits.
Paul Byrnes - Sydney Morning Herald
If 3:10 to Yuma can't resuscitate the western, nothing will.
Christian Toto - Washington Times
Having the chutzpah to make a straightforward, unself-aware oater feels downright revolutionary. Whether that's enough to justify this enterprise, however, is debatable.
David Fear - Time Out New York
[Mangold's] examination of the moral complexities of his two main characters makes this an intriguingly timely as well as timeless story.
Felix Gonzalez Jr. - DVD Review
Christian Bale is having a standout year, it started with his amazing work in Rescue Dawn and quickly followed up with this.
Michelle Alexandria - Eclipse Magazine
A contender for one of my favorites of 2007, and damn near superior to its predecessor...
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
Remains an evocative morality tale about what makes men good, what makes them bad and what makes them ugly.
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
Crowe and Bale captivate in Western remake.
Sandie Angulo Chen - Common Sense Media
Russell Crowe plays his role as Ethan Edwards for the post 9/11 western.
Stephen Himes - Film Snobs
Westerns may be old fashioned, but as old-school homages go, superb writing and compelling acting will never go out of style.
Bruce Bennett - Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
There's no true grit to be found in James Mangold's fun but safe Western remake. Nitpicking, however, is no way to treat a movie that gives us two heavyweights like Russell Crowe and Christian Bale on top of their games.
Brian Marder - Hollywood.com
As well-done as the set pieces are, giving the film its more substantive dramatic kick is the psychological warfare.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
The film is sharply written, although you must take a monumental leap of faith to buy into the ending that unfolds.
Lori Hoffman - Atlantic City Weekly
The new "3:10 To Yuma" is an excellent horse opera. Catch it before it leaves town.
Roger Tennis - Cinemaclips.com
Russell Crowe and Christian Bale make terrific foes in this classic western tale.
Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone - TheMovieChicks.com
This is a fine, handsomely staged movie, as exciting and stimulating as anything I've seen this year.
Philip French - Observer [UK]
[Mangold] builds tension not only in the mano-a-mano scenes between Bale and Crowe, but also when throwing in a wild card, such as Mol's gentle Alice.
Sean Means - Salt Lake Tribune
Mangold delivers a taut modern take on a lesser classic, preserving the High Noon themes about doing the right thing against all odds, and injecting a more modern pacing and urgency without going overboard.
Tasha Robinson - AV Club
Shooting a western in this day and age would be either brilliant because it hasn't been done in so long or Hollywood suicide. It turned out to be bit of both.
Adam Fendelman - HollywoodChicago.com
As played by Bale, Evans' intensity is allowed to slowly burn through his quiet facade, until the man he once was returns.
Michael A. Smith - Nolan's Pop Culture Review
Yuma portrays a West that is stark, barren, and morally ambiguous. Like all the great "revisionist westerns" of recent years, very few characters are all good or all bad.
Brett McCracken - Christianity Today
Boasting a taut script, precise mise-en-scene, and stellear acting from Russell Crowe and Chistian Bale, this oater immediately posits itself as an A-Level Western, much more than an honorable remake of the 1957 film. Will it revive the genre?
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
It honors both the genre and the original film without doing harm to either while containing enough of its own virtues to allow it to stand alone as its own entity.
Erik Childress - eFilmCritic.com
3:10 to Yuma is that rarity -- an action Western pushed into overdrive by its complicated, savvy characters.
KJ Doughton - Film Threat
The studiousness, or maybe affectation, that has informed Mangold's visual style has now been applied to the reproduction of classic Western moviemaking.
Stuart Klawans - Nation
The close confines of cinematographer Phedon Papamichael's camera, coupled with brilliant dialogue delivered by great actors on top of their game, allow us to overlook the letdown of a finale.
Frank Wilkins - Frank's Reel Reviews
Stuart Klawans - The Nation
3:10 submits that the American West is a function of capitalism, expedience and exploitation of resources. That's not to say morality isn't a useful measure, it's just relative.
Cynthia Fuchs - PopMatters
Revolving around two very different but equally impressive performances from its leads, James Mangold's remake is everything you want from a western: stunning vistas, gripping shoot-outs and a morally complex core that is compelling to the end.
James Mottram - Film4
Pitting Chris against Russ, Yuma harks back to B-movie westerns but fails to tap its A-list stars' potential. Those who aren't diehard fans of the genre might want to catch a different train.
Jamie Russell - Total Film
They don't make them like that anymore. But, hang on, they just did!
Kevin Maher - Little White Lies
A terrific turn by Peter Fonda, as a leathery bounty hunter hell-bent on retribution, is a bonus in a film far livelier than anyone had a right to expect.
Sukhdev Sandhu - Daily Telegraph
A well-made movie that isn't as simply expressed as its predecessor and so loses some of its mythic quality; the more you complicate westerns the less effective they often become.
Derek Malcolm - This is London
A remake of a 1957 movie starring Glenn Ford, Yuma's pacing may owe something to the contemporary action movie, but the themes are age-old: redemption, morality and the lure of the lawless wilderness and of the killers who call it home.
Wendy Ide - Times [UK]
There's no point in wondering whether 3:10 to Yuma will trigger another revival of the genre. But for two exciting hours, the picture brings it fully alive once again.
Kurt Loder - MTV
In 1957, the climax looked like Hollywood wish-fulfilment. Fifty years later, it still does.
Christopher Tookey - Daily Mail [UK]
An entertaining but generally underwhelming effort that squanders the talents of a great cast and comes with one of the daftest endings in years.
Dean Essner - Daily Mirror [UK]
3:10 to Yuma builds up a full head of steam and sustains it.
Elliott Noble - Sky Movies
A great anti-buddy movie.
Dean Essner - Sun Online
A shame that it ends on this one false note, but up to that point 3.10 To Yuma fairly races along.
Anthony Quinn - Independent
New Zealand's Russell Crowe and Britain's Christian Bale, donning the hats and accents to play outlaw and escort with grizzled assurance.
Nigel Andrews - Financial Times
...Crowe and Bale are first-rate, the action satisfying.
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
Yet another stirring example that The Western is still very much alive and kicking.
David N. Butterworth - rec.arts.movies.reviews
An attention-holding ride through rough country of both the physical and spiritual kind.
John Wirt - Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
The two leads' sparking byplay, Crowe's addled cockiness versus Bale's nervy grit, would grace any surroundings, but it's a pleasure to revisit the frontier in a drama which feels far more vital than mere nostalgic homage.
Trevor Johnston - Time Out
Engaging, well made Western with exciting action sequences, a thought-provoking script and terrific performances from Bale and Crowe.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
This film combines action and character, adding in realism that the previous version did not have.
Mark R. Leeper - rec.arts.movies.reviews
... let it be said loud and clear: In almost every respect, Mangold's new version is superior to the original.
Andy Klein - Los Angeles CityBeat
Welcome back Western, nice to see you back on top again.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Here we have, for the first time in years, an unabashed all-American Western.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
James Mangold's expert and entertaining 3:10 to Yuma demonstrates both the Western's age-old appeal, and the problems it presents to a contemporary filmmaker.
Tom Charity - CNN.com
At the helm of this remake, James Mangold initially risks stalling the plot with too much backstory, but then it's edge-of-your-seat action all the way.
Stella Papamichael - BBC
Not just one of this year's best films, but also one my favorite westerns ever...What an entertaining, thoughtful, relevant film this is.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
Just as few people get the opportunity to exhibit intestinal fortitude when it really matters, few movies are as stirring as this remake.
John P. McCarthy - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
A decent Western, attractive mainly because of the acting duel between the straight-shooting Bale and the untamed Crowe.
Chris Hewitt (UK) - Empire Magazine
The effort to complicate their interaction even further, however, risks implausibility in the final moments -- an unfortunate consequence of the very fine work that has gone before.
Annlee Ellingson - Boxoffice Magazine
A terrific movie with excellent performances from Crowe and Bale. If it doesn't find itself on the short list of Academy Award contenders, the film itself has been robbed.
Christopher Smith - Bangor Daily News (Maine)
A complicated cowboy flick where you're conflicted about whether to root for the guys in the white hats or the black hats by the time the big showdown arrives.
Kam Williams - NewsBlaze
Great cinematography takes more than plopping a camera down in a desert canyon ... though it helps. It takes John Wayne framed by a doorway. Gary Cooper's walk. Clint Eastwood's squint. Gene Hackman's grin. And, now, Russell Crowe's eyes.
Gina Carbone - Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
For my money happiness is a good western.
Gary Brown - Houston Community Newspapers
Breathtakingly exciting and incredibly moving, this -- far and away James Mangold's finest work -- is nothing less than a revolution. It makes the old not so much new but real again, vital and relevant.
Eugene Novikov - Film Blather
Bears many of the same fatalistic concerns as its 1957 predecessor, but its totally slick execution... polishes the feeling right out of them.
Rob Humanick - Stranger Song
Il aura fallut attendre jusqu'en septembre pour le premier tres grand film de 2007
Nicolas Lacroix - EnPrimeur.ca
Not quite on par with the 1957 version, perhaps, but certainly acting as a proper update instead of just a lazy rehash.
Rob Vaux - Flipside Movie Emporium
If you are making a do over, at least correct the original's faults.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Crowe and Bale deliver exactly as you'd expect. The actors are perfectly cast in their respective roles.
Jason Zingale - Bullz-Eye.com
An extremely well made, spectacularly entertaining Western that represents director James Mangold's strongest film to date.
Scott A. Mantz - Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
Crowe and Bale are a great study in contrasts, yet the two characters develop a grudging respect for each other that enriches the murky morality play that makes up the last half hour.
Joe Williams - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Kudos to director James Mangold for not letting anything stand in the way of splendid performances in this impressive remake.
Betty Jo Tucker - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
What Mangold had crafted is like a classic western in theme, but it resembles a modern movie in its pace and its complicated, multi-layered characterizations.
Eric Melin - Scene-Stealers.com
You don't need to be a fan of that near-extinct genre to enjoy the movie -- sold more as a faceoff between Alpha males Russell "Gladiator" Crowe and Christian "Batman" Bale -- but it may turn you into one.
Mark Rahner - Seattle Times
If the original overplayed its naivete, the update of 3:10 to Yuma overplays its cynicism only to sell it out at the end.
Dave Tianen - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
This Yuma is Shane with a train.
Bruce Newman - San Jose Mercury News
Big screen entertainment that rides right next to the great ones, a blazing action-packed film that reminds you what first-rate storytelling and filmmaking is all about.
Pete Hammond - Maxim
Exciting, looks great, and even with the heavy emphasis on gunplay and action, it's well acted, especially by Christian Bale.
Brian Webster - Apollo Guide
A kick-ass action film, as well as a vastly entertaining movie that proves that popcorn flicks don't have to be dumb, shallow or contemporary to be enjoyed.
Stax - IGN Movies
Unapologetically harsh and heedlessly entertaining despite its imperfections, the film includes two masterful performances from Crowe and Bale - actors so intense, they could wear red and intimidate a charging bull.
Nick Rogers - State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Reminded me of what a rare pleasure it has become to watch a straightforward and convincing adult genre film...
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Even with its flaws, it's a dusty horse ride that's well worth taking and more proof that the western never dies.
Brian Tallerico - UGO
A terrific, old-fashioned western, proof positive that sometimes, they do "make 'em like they used to."
Timothy Knight - Reel.com
The heart-stopping, breathtaking journey of 3:10 to Yuma reminds us just how exciting a good, old-fashioned movie can be.
Connie Ogle - Miami Herald
Represents the classic western genre with a deft touch that recalls what made those movies so enjoyable in the first place.
Jim Slotek - Jam! Movies
In 3:10 to Yuma director James Mangold has made himself a grand Western.
Mick LaSalle - San Francisco Chronicle
It's a movie grounded in something like the credible realism of a John Ford Western but which also can appease the thirsts for blood, wit and tension harbored by fans of Quentin Tarantino.
Shawn Levy - Oregonian
Great action, sets and camera work set this traditional western up for success in spite of stereotypical good guys and bad guys
Ron Wilkinson - Monsters and Critics
Mangold is a filmmaker who doesn't mind throwing a melancholic spotlight on the swallowed regret and pained reflection of his protagonists.
Brent Simon - FilmStew.com
3:10 to Yuma struts like a show horse and kicks like a mule.
Michael Sragow - Baltimore Sun
James Mangold probably won't like me calling his latest film a solid formula movie, but that's what 3:10 to Yuma is.
Fred Topel - Can Magazine
These are two top-notch actors - one British, one Australian - who are utterly at home in this most American of genres.
Daniel M. Kimmel - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
It's a remake that takes the original's premise and opens it up in a way that feels right. It's smart and solid and unflinching, especially about violence.
Dave White - Movies.com
Sprawling, intriguing and handsomely shot, Yuma builds its gruff tension while being reminiscent of the frothy frontier flicks from yesteryear.
Frank Ochieng - TheWorldJournal.com
3:10 to Yuma has its off moments, and its unexplored potential, but for the vast majority of its running time, this is an excellently made and superbly acted throwback.
Bill Gibron - PopMatters
Follows closely in the original's footsteps, except for all the business about honor, recovered self-worth and justice… There's no spiritual duel, no earned respect and debt of honor… just a broken man and a capricious one.
Steven D. Greydanus - Decent Films Guide
3:10 to Yuma offers plenty of guns-blazing, pulse-pounding action, but it's the excellent lead performances that stay with you.
Carla Meyer - Sacramento Bee
Director James Mangold, who hit his stride with the Johnny Cash biopic Walk The Line, delivers another solid punch with this hard-edged and marvelously acted remake of Delmar Daves' classic 1957 western.
Ken Fox - TV Guide's Movie Guide
The new 3:10 to Yuma fires about 5,000 more rounds than the dull earlier edition did.
Bob Strauss - Los Angeles Daily News
3:10 to Yuma started out as a pretty straightforward tale. But so much stuff has piled onto this simple structure that you can hear it creaking.
Robert W. Butler - Kansas City Star
It remains, underneath all the decoration and heavy artillery, a good yarn.
Terry Lawson - Detroit Free Press
A Western that could only occur in Gower Gulch, but the acting of Bale and Crowe and Foster makes it worthwhile.
Tony Medley - tonymedley.com
3:10 to Yuma takes too long to decide what kind of movie it's going to be.
Alex Markerson - E! Online
What Alfred Hitchcock once said about thrillers also applies to Westerns: The stronger the bad guy, the better the film. By that measure, 3:10 to Yuma is excellent.
Peter Rainer - Christian Science Monitor
It's way too early to signal the rebirth of the western at the movies, but if it happens, it'll be because of smart and thoughtful entertainment like this that sucks audiences in whether or not they care how the West was won.
Rob Thomas - Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Scarily implies that the bad guys now were playing along all along.
Walter Chaw - Film Freak Central
The ending is totally unsatisfactory. Without giving away any spoilers, ... the resolution is unnecessary and much more cynical than the original.
Bob Bloom - Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
This tense character piece offers proof that Hollywood can still make a good, traditional Western, rather than emulating the revisionist Westerns that have followed in the wake of Clint Eastwood's 1993 Academy Award-winner Unforgiven.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
3:10 to Yuma actually improves upon its source by adding more grit and lifeblood.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
An edge-of-your-seat thriller with incredible performances by Bale, Foster and Crowe.
Diana Saenger - ReviewExpress.com
Helps us remember why we loved westerns in the first place.
Danny Minton - Beaumont Journal
It combines Old West values with modern filmmaking sensibilities, and it never fails to be compelling, right down to the tense, harrowing finale.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
[Director James] Mangold has been smart or fortunate in casting, and personalities sustain interest even when the narrative flags.
Lawrence Toppman - Charlotte Observer
Wade's voice sounds like far-off thunder wrapped in velvet; Evans' every word is marked by exhaustion and edginess. ...These men have real complexity, and so do the actors assigned to play them.
James Sanford - Kalamazoo Gazette
A rip-roarin' Western with thrilling gunfights to match its moral tug-of-war, and both Bale and Crowe are terrific.
Jeffrey Chen - Window to the Movies
Crowe adopts a stance of detached bemusement, his eyes alight at what he's watching, almost as if he's decided to play along with his adversary's dogged persistence... just to see where they'll end up.
Sean Burns - Philadelphia Weekly
Crowe is a perfect rogue showing us Wade's mean and nasty side, along with some charm and intelligence
Willie Waffle - WaffleMovies.com
There is nothing overwhelmingly bad about the finished product, but there is also nothing, save for a performance or two, that inspires the viewer to sit up and take notice.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
Moves like a barn on fire.
Jan Stuart - Newsday
A very disappointing western snoozer ... it's like Mangold's lethargic Cop Land.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
Moves at a steady pace, focuses on its characters' shifts in personal morale, and features fine performances, especially from its leads.
Mark Dujsik - Mark Reviews Movies
If you don't know that first and infinitely better movie, you likely will find this an OK but instantly forgettable retro-Western, with few dull moments, carried by Crowe's charisma in his role of sly bandit king.
William Arnold - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Apart from the final minutes of the film that strike its only false note, 3:10 to Yuma barrels down the track at full force.
Marjorie Baumgarten - Austin Chronicle
The presence of two great actors already puts a few points in the win column, and 3:10 to Yuma rolls along efficiently like a wagon with finely tuned wheels.
Matt Pais - Metromix.com
Under Mangold's sure if uninspired hand, the new Yuma is reasonably exciting and terse, and, like its predecessor, built around a memorable villain of ambiguous villainy.
Scott Foundas - L.A. Weekly
Yuma is a 10 in my book, a welcome entry into the pantheon of classic westerns and a bona fide masterpiece of cinema.
Jeff Otto - ReelzChannel.com
I encourage those that go to see the new 3:10 to Yuma to seek out the original on cable/satellite TV or on DVD rental (it is available). Although both tell the same story, each is done with its own sense of style.
Robin Clifford - Reeling Reviews
[G]loriously old-fashioned in the best movie way, redolent of its pulpy, junky roots in the pure adventure thrills of dime novels but also heady with consequence...
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
In attempting to moralize the filth of the old West, Mangold sells out the genre's strongest asset.
Chris Cabin - Filmcritic.com
How would today's actors look in the sort of hats once worn by James Stewart, Alan Ladd and John Wayne? If Crowe and Bale are any indication, pretty good.
Josh Larsen - Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
All too often the action will become a bewildering blur of staging rather than an enthralling construct of violence, increasing the already nagging chorus of logic gaps that do their best to undermine the film.
Brian Orndorf - OhmyNews.com
It's respectful of its predecessor, and when it does make changes to the existing template, they aren't preposterous or pandering -- rather, they merely take another logical path than the one employed in the previous version.
Matt Brunson - Creative Loafing
A wonderfully old-fashioned western that works in contemporary terms--a rousing demonstration that people can make the kinds of pictures they supposedly don't make anymore.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
3:10 to Yuma is a complex, captivating film that allows the audience to draw its own conclusions.
Rebecca Murray - About.com
If 3:10 to Yuma can't generate life into that most moribund of genres, the western, then it's probably time to consign the idea to Boot Hill and be done with it.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
a masterpiece of psychological drama coupled with a darn fine action flick that uses the classic western as its idiom. And then turns it on its head.
Andrea Chase - Killer Movie Reviews
3:10 to Yuma rehashes western motifs -- those civilization/wilderness, essence of manhood themes -- but builds up to a poorly plotted, shoddily executed gun battle.
Armond White - New York Press
Decent-enough entertainment, though it's hardly going to breathe new life to a genre whose demise has been reported for at least 30 years.
David Ansen - Newsweek
A very middle of the road film, one that will never get your heart racing or piss you off too much.
Devin Faraci - CHUD
About the best you can say about Mangold's work is that it won't kill off the genre. Nor will it help to revive it.
Lewis Beale - Film Journal International
Russell Crowe and Christian Bale are two of the finest actors of their generation, and their talents are put to great use.
Richard Roeper - Ebert & Roeper
three great performances that will satisfy you even if you don't like cowboy flicks.
Sean McBride - Sean the Movie Guy
The atmosphere pointedly caters to the male ego and the dark deliciousness inherent in its complexities.
Jeanne Aufmuth - Palo Alto Weekly
3:10 to Yuma's sanitized view is flatly middlebrow - even the line readings are delivered to make convenient actor showcase clips on award shows.
Mark Palermo - Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Who says the Western is dead?
Linda Cook - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Mangold never makes his dusty landscape an omnipresent force, but his direction is crisp and the script's good additions more or less counterbalance the awful.
Nick Schager - Slant Magazine
Has a dark edge that's extremely well-developed by director Mangold, plus layered acting by Bale and Crowe.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
A splendid reinvention of the 1957 movie alternating vivid gunfights against a gorgeous background with brain-games of the most manipulative sort.
Harvey S. Karten - Compuserve
Two gripping hours so richly realized you won't want them to end.
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
Crowe couldn't convey the concept of a predatory animal in control while under restraint any more unsettlingly if he was cannibal Hannibal Lector.
Jules Brenner - Cinema Signals
Director James Mangold's update of the Elmore Leonard short story that spawned the original 1957 Western, is a gritty action-packed movie that trades on the talents of its headstrong leading men.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
Crowe and director Mangold resurrect the Western! But Ben Foster almost walks off with the movie. You will see it twice.
Victoria Alexander - Movie Reviews in Croatian
Galloping and gritty, it's an authentic Western with cynical, contemporary touches.
Susan Granger - www.susangranger.com