Year of Release: 2007
Director: James Mangold
Approx. Running Time: 117 minutes
My Rating: 5 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
Infamous outlaw Ben Wade (Crowe) and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans (Bale) volunteers to deliver him alive to the "3:10 to Yuma," a train that will take the killer to trial. But with Wade's outfit on their trail - and dangers at every turn - the mission soon becomes a violent, impossible journey toward each man's destiny.
"CHRISTIAN BALE AND RUSSELL CROWE DELIVER OSCAR-WORTHY PERFORMANCES."
-Connie Ogle, MIAMI HERALD
I LOVE THIS MOVIE. I love it so much that I saw it FOUR TIMES in the theater (coming in second only to Gladiator, which I saw five times in the theater).
Why do I love this movie? Let me see...
a) Russell Crowe is in it - looking great and turning in a fantastic performance
b) It's a surprisingly funny film.
c) Lots of action. Guns get shot. Shit gets blowed up. People get killed.
d) Ben Foster is mesmerizing as "Charlie Prince." (It's too bad that his talent has previously been wasted in roles such as X-Men. Still, this is one actor to watch in the coming years.)
e) Russell Crowe spends nearly the whole movie in chains (Interestingly enough, this is also true of his other Western, The Quick and the Dead). Does wonders for my bondage fetish.
On a side note, this is technically a remake of the 1957 black-and-white film of the same name. However, I have seen the original and I must say that I was severely disappointed with it; there was little plot, no character development, an enragingly stupid ending, and untalented, unattractive actors.
Rated R (MPAA)