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3:10 to Yuma (2007)

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Western remake with plenty of shoot-outs and bloodshed.

Movie R 2007 117 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 15+

See the original!

I can only imagine that the positive reviewers here have not seen the original film. This version has squandered the perfect casting of Russell Crowe by twisting the storyline. Here, Bale's character is a bum dad - falling into that all-too-common trope with today's movies where kids know better than their dads. Completely different from the respectful father/child relationship in the original. Furthermore, they make Dan's son an important character with his own subplot, which is not only unnecessary, but degrading further to the Dan character. I was terribly disappointed. If this is the way to "update" this story, I'll embrace the "outdated" one - it's filled with strong morals and role models unlike this remake. Skip it - and find the original 1957 film with Glenn Ford and Van Heflin.
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (17):

The supporting players -- from a barely recognizable Peter Fonda as the haggard bounty hunter leading the way to the train station to Foster's stylized take on a wild-eyed murderer -- are remarkable. Even 15-year-old Lerman holds his own with Bale and Crowe. Like all Westerns, this is a testosterone-driven film, but the psychological tug-of-war between the two leads provides an emotional counterpoint to all the bloodshed.

Director James Mangold (Walk the Line) thrives on characters who are neither purely sinner nor saint, and in this remake of the original 1957 Glenn Ford film, he's revitalized a dying genre with the idea that even bad men in black hats can redeem themselves.

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