Number of Times Seen – 3 (20 Oct 2007, 13 Oct 2014 and 11 Apr 2021)
Link to original review – Here
Brief Synopsis – After being captured by the law, a notorious gunman must be taken to the train across the state by a group of lawmen that includes a down on his luck local rancher.
My Take on it – Great and thrilling western that works really well largely due to the performances of the two leads.
Both Russell Crowe and Christian Bale are perfectly cast here and allow us to enjoy everything that they do.
The story moves along at a great pace and finds ways to stay thrilling and shocking the whole way through as the story and characters move towards their destiny.
The dialogue is superb between the characters and the debates between these two characters about the way that the system works is quite fascinating to listen to.
This is one of Crowe’s best roles and he finds a way to make a villainous character like his still seem intriguing and fascinating to watch as tings progress.
They do a wonderful job updating the previous version of this film – 3:10 to Yuma (1957), while still giving this film its own unique voice.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In a deleted scene (included on the DVD), Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) tells Byron McElroy (Peter Fonda), “I heard that your boss, Al Pinkerton, got an infection from biting his own tongue, and he died last month. Is that true?” Allan Pinkerton did die from an infected bite on his tongue, on July 1, 1884. This would place the events of the movie as occurring in August, 1884. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)
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