Summary: A fast paced, action heavy western. The chases and shootouts entertain with ease and will satisfy most who enjoy these offerings from the genre. What makes this film standout more so, is the somewhat engaging relationship between our main hero and outlaw, both awesomely acted by Bale and Crowe. These men posses different viewpoints, but come to find mutual respect for one another by the conclusion. Something not often seen in westerns.
A beautifully-restored Western character study on Blu-ray.
The Great Owl, blu-ray.com
24 June 2013
Excerpt: Like most people today, my first introduction to this Elmore Leonard story was through the 2007 film version starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale. Just one viewing of the 1957 original Delmer Daves film adaptation via a DVD edition from a few years ago, however, was all that it took to make me forget about the 2007 interpretation.
Excerpt: Fantastic audio/visual presentation (1080P) on this Criterion blu-ray. (I have no idea what the first reviewer saw, but this is one of the best B&W HD transfers I've ever seen) The original film is obviously superior to the remake, which is not bad if you can ignore some of the superfluous shootouts and action sequences. Glenn Ford gives a wonderful performance as the good bad man. Felicia Farr makes the most of her all too brief screen time.
Excerpt: I wanted to like this film but it was a snooze fest compared to the Bale/Crowe version . The opticals /dissolves were understandable soft but the rest of the film looked like a well mastered upscaled DVD.
Excerpt: Dan Evans (Christian Bale) together with his two sons witnesses Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) and his gang steal. Ben eventually gets captured and will be brought to the train while Evans assists for $200. Dan wants to redeem himself for his family while Ben has another side from the killer reputation. Awesome western with great screenplay and authentic gun action. Best lines: Ben - "It's man's nature to take what he wants. That's how we're born.
Excerpt: 3:10 To Yuma is a remake of the 1957 Glenn Ford western in which an honest rancher injured in the civil war takes on the job of escorting a notorious outlaw to the prison train in order to save his family's ranch from the railroad. This film really does retain the spirit of the original as it has a real old-fashioned feel to it.
Summary: This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. James Mangold's remake of the stellar 3:10 to Yuma is a mixed bag - there's some great acting, and beautiful camerawork, but also a fairly implausible script. Christain Bale and Russel Crowe star as a poor ranch owner Dan Evans and the infamous highwayman Ben Wade. Ben Foster and Peter Fonda strengthen the otherwise lacklustre supporting cast, both giving powerful performances.
Summary: Human fleshed out characters with motives and a history to them, even if imagined off screen (that's how well they are written and played). Excellent performances, quiet moments of reflection, cruelty and understanding, great action sequences and a sly but honest script. You can forgive the somewhat unrealistic ending to quite a large degree if you apply the fore mentioned motivation and understanding. Ben Foster deserved best supporting actor for this film.
Summary: I cant say much but wow. I wasn't so sure about this movie at the beginning, but as it progressed, it drew me in more and more. The star part of this movie is it's ending. In simple words, suspenseful, amazing, beautiful. Dialog may be a little difficult to understand at important parts, but once you go back and put the pieces together, you will quickly realize this movie is a master piece. I got it on Blu ray for 5 dollars. Best 5 dollars iv ever spent.