(2007)

Critic Reviews

76

Metascore

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80
The Hollywood Reporter
A largely compelling ride on the strength of a powerful cast led by Russell Crowe and Christian Bale.
80
In this movie, Fonda really is iconic. 3:10 to Yuma may be familiar, but, at its best, it has a rapt quality, even an aura of wonder.
80
Variety
James Mangold's remake walks a fine line in retaining many of the original's qualities while smartly shaking things up a bit.
78
Austin Chronicle
This film is an example of a Western that ought to appeal to a healthy-sized contemporary audience, and is also a remake of the 1957 film of the same name, which is a hallmark of the type of psychological Western.
75
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.
75
The 30-minute finale, which includes a tense stand-off with Ben's gang, is masterfully executed. It's perfectly paced, suspenseful, and ends in a way that's both appropriate and satisfying.
75
Rolling Stone
Maybe this redo didn’t need so many bells and whistles, but Mangold brings it home.
70
Newsweek
What this version offers is the chance to watch Russell Crowe and Christian Bale—two of the more charismatic, macho leading men around--duke it out psychologically, while another fine but less well-known intensity artist, Ben Foster, steals
70
Village Voice
The movie's best performance belongs to Peter Fonda. Tough, terrific, and totally unrecognizable as a bounty hunter, this cantankerous old hippie is so leathery he deserves his own line of rawhide apparel.
70
L.A. Weekly
Under Mangold’s sure if uninspired hand, the new Yuma is reasonably exciting and terse, and, like its predecessor, built around a memorable villain of ambiguous villainy.

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