#2 Best Westerns: 3:10 To Yuma




Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Peter Fonda, Ben Foster, Gretchen Mol, Logan Lerman, Alan Tudyk


James Mangold


#1 in the U.S. and Canadian Box Office on its opening weekend


Dan Evans, and his 12-year-old son Will, witness a stagecoach robbery led by a ruthless but charismatic character called Ben Wade.  The bandits decide to separate after the heist and instead of heading across the Mexican border, Wade gets captured in a local saloon.  Dan Evans accepts the promise of a $200 reward to escort the outlaw to catch the train that will take him to justice in Yuma.  Things do not go smoothly.


The depth of the two central characters adds realism and interest to this action-packed movie.  There are plenty of twists and turns – people and things are never what they appear to be – and the enigmatic ending is quite haunting.

Have you seen this movie?  Would it be YOUR choice?

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