i won’t say it was the best movie of the year (only because not many things are definitely measurable and because you won’t buy my credibility as a film critic), but i can say with the conviction of seven arabian princesses that 3:10 To Yuma is one of my favorite movies of the year.
russell crowe and christian bale both bring in solid performances in this western remake as charismatic outlaw ben wade and overburdened rancher dan evans respectively. the movie has an amazing score. can’t emphasize that enough, really great stuff. also, it must be noted that ben foster is terrific as the dangerous charlie prince. it’s no wonder they used his image on the majority of the poster images; he looks pretty bad ass.
the movie is exciting, suspenseful, and will make you want to rent a bunch of old westerns. with another high profile western coming up (the assassination of jesse james by the coward robert ford), 3:10 To Yuma is a big recommendation. go watch it!