3:10 to Yuma (2007)

Movie Details

DirectorJames Mangold
Key CastRussell Crowe, Christian Bale
MPAA RatingR
Film TypeColor
Genre(s)Western, Action, Crime
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Russell Crowe vs. Christian Bale In this Western Movie Thriller

“3:10 to Yuma” focuses on the relationship between two men on opposite sides of the law.

This 2007 movie gives Russell Crowe and Christian Bale the chance to bring their own spin to the original, 1957 “3:10 to Yuma” western that was released in 1957 and starred Glenn Ford and Van Heflin.

Russell Crowe stars as outlaw Ben Wade, who is being taken to the town of Contention in order to meet the train to Yuma, Arizona, where a speedy trial and hanging is surely awaiting him. Christian Bale stars as Dan Evans, the rancher who agrees to escort the notorious gunslinger to the train in order to get the $200 in reward money. Although the job is potentially deadly, Evans agrees to take it because he desperately needs the money and wants to prove himself to his family.

The ride to Contention, where the train is located, is loaded with danger. Wade’s gang is going to do whatever they can to help him escape, even if it means killing Evans. Plus, there is the looming fear of Indian raids in the area that could get them both killed.

Meanwhile a mental battle ensues between the men as the Wade uses psychological warfare against Evans. (It is easy to forget that the charming Wade can also be notoriously vicious.) As the clock ticks and the time gets closer for the 3:10 train to Yuma, the pressure grows. Who will win out in the end?

» This version of “3:10 to Yuma” is a remake of the 1957 movie starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin. (Click here to read about the 1957, Black and White version of “3:10 to Yuma.”) Sometimes remakes of movies aren’t given a lot of credit, but this one was widely praised by critics. In his critique of this western, famed movie critic Roger Ebert stated “..the quality of the acting, and the thought behind the film, make it seem like a vanguard of something new, even though it’s a remake of a good movie 50 years old.”

» Tom Cruise was originally going to star in “3:10 to Yuma” when Sony Pictures held the exclusive rights to the western. But, when the studio decided to shop the film, Cruise left the project. Russell Crowe, who had eagerly wanted to star in the western, was immediately picked to replace Cruise in the starring role.

» “3:10 to Yuma” won the coveted Bronze Wrangler Best Motion Picture Award in 2008.

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3:10 to Yuma – Widescreen Edition

Russell Crowe and Christian Bale headline this action-packed western about an outlaw being escorted to a three ten train to Yuma. The outlaw’s gang is determined to free their leader, Ben Wade, while the down-on-his luck rancher, Dan Evans, (who took the job for the reward money) is determined to deliver the criminal and stay alive.

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3:10 to Yuma – Full Screen Edition DVD

This is the full-screen version of this western that is available on DVD.

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3:10 to Yuma – Blu-ray Disc

This Blu-ray Disc contains the best picture quality and sound available for home viewing of “3:10 to Yuma” starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale. There are three documentaries and a lot of other interesting bonus material on this disc.
Destination Yuma – Making Of Documentary
Outlaws, Gangs and Posses Documentary
Sea to Shining Sea Documentary
plus more!

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