3:10 to Yuma

2007 Western

Russell Crowe plays a desperado whose accomplices stage an ambush after he is taken into custody by a determined local sheriff in this remake of the 1957 film starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin. James Mangold directs a script based on the Elmore Leonard short story and penned by Stuart Beattie, Michael Brandt, and Derek Haas.

Director: James Mangold

Starring: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Logan Lerman, Dallas Roberts, Ben Foster


  • James Mangold's 3:10 to Yuma restores the wounded heart of the Western and rescues it from the morass of pointless violence.

    Roger Ebert - The Chicago Sun-Times

    29 November 2012

  • The finest American Westerns have a characteristic that 3:10 to Yuma shares. In a way that's almost mystical, they suggest a truth beyond the specifics of the tale.

    Mick LaSalle - The San Francisco Chronicle

    29 November 2012

  • James Mangold directs it with such energy and passion that it's as if he didn't know it's all been done before.

    Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times

    29 November 2012

  • Both actors are among the best, most intuitively creative we have, and whatever transpires offscreen in Crowe's case, onscreen they only serve their characters. Neither man showboats here, and it's a thrill to watch them work.

    Ty Burr - The Boston Globe

    29 November 2012

  • This is how a Western today tries to give us more bang for the buck. By working this hard to be a crowd-pleaser, though, it may please fewer crowds.

    Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly

    29 November 2012


  • Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score

    Academy Awards (2008)

  • Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film

    Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films (2008)

  • Best Supporting Actor

    Boston Society of Film Critics Awards (2007)

  • Best Composer

    Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (2008)

  • Best Ensemble

    Central Ohio Film Critics Association (2008)