Iain Gray Freelance Writer

3:10 to Yuma - Review

This violent re-interpretation of the classic 1957 Glenn Ford western retains the original’s cynical attitude to human nature and greed, while questioning our very modern approach to celebrity.

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Christian Bale plays Dan Evans, an impoverished and crippled Civil War veteran who takes up the offer of some easy money by transporting brutal outlaw Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) to a train heading for Yuma prison and the gallows. However, Wade’s vicious gang will not let their boss hang without a fight.

Bale is typically excellent as the dispirited shell of a good man trying to drag himself out from a desperate situation, but it is Crowe who steals the movie.


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