3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
In Arizona in the late 1800's, infamous outlaw Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad.
When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans (Christian Bale), struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver him alive to the "3:10 to Yuma", a train that will take the killer to trial.
On the trail, Evans and Wade, each from very different worlds, begin to earn each other's respect.
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.
Also starring Logan Lerman, Ben Foster, Vinessa Shaw and Peter Fonda. Directed by James Mangold.
When you think of Westerns in its truest form, you think of Clint Eastwood. He is the absolute king of the genre.
With that said, Crowe can carry the man's hat to Yuma and beyond. His alpha male aura is all over this picture even though Batman is in the film with him.. the screen belongs to him.
Russell Crowe is Robin to no one.
3:10 to Yuma is a must see and a future classic movie.
3:10 to Yuma (1957)
After outlaw leader Ben Wade (Glenn Ford) is captured in a small town, his gang continue to threaten.
Small-time rancher Dan Evans (Van Heflin) is persuaded to take Wade in secret to the nearest town with a railway station to await the train to the court at Yuma.
Once the two are holed up in the hotel to wait it becomes apparent the secret is out, and a battle of wills starts.
Directed by Delmer Daves.
The success of Gary Cooper's film High Noon in 1952, birthed a significant amount of psychological westerns for that decade, and one of the best of the genre is 3:10 to Yuma.
Using the standards of today, some of the storyline is a bit corny and unconvincing but that was "audience driven" movie making in the late 1950's.
But this is still a cool little flick to watch when you have absolutely nothing better to do.