Becky and I went to see 3:10 to Yuma for a sneak preview last week at the AMC theaters in Littleton, Colorado. The Yahoo website at 3:10 to Yuma describes the movie as follows:
A rancher struggles to support his ranch and family during a long drought. Desperately needing money to build a well, he takes an assignment to transport a notorious felon, in the hands of authorities, to Yuma for imprisonment. But, once the two meet, the criminal tries to tempt him with–in exchange for allowing him to escape–an offer of much more money than the rancher ever expected, the result…
3:10 to Yuma is a fantastic remake of a 1950’s Western that stars Russell Crowe and Christian Bale who both give incredible performances. The writing and directing in this film are incredibly well done by the same guy who did Copland and Walk The Line and he takes you down a journey into the lives of two men living in the unforgiving wild west at a time when life was short, diifficult and people were tough. It’s a great flick, one of the best of the year so far.
There are no crazy special effects, but great chemistry between the characters as they wrestle with good and evil. The men who follow Crowe’s character Ben Wade are ruthless men who are like a pack of wild dogs loyal to their Master. Bale’s character struggles with the realities of being a failed husband, father and a haunting disability while wanting to maintain his honor.
We both definitely recommend seeing this one on the big screen, but don’t bring your kids. It’s a rated R flick and some goofball sitting next to us had his 10 year old, which was totally inappropriate.
John – **** Don’t Miss It
Becky – *** Worth The Trip
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