Movie Review - 3:10 to Yuma
Starring Christian Bale and Russell Crowe.
Directed by James Mangold
Rated R for language and violence.
3:10 to Yuma is all about a small rancher agreeing to help deliver alive, vicious criminal Ben Wade to the "3:10 to Yuma." A train that will take him to trial. The rancher needs the money to save his farm and will stop at nothing to finish the job.
The acting is top notch. Christian Bale can transform into anyone. The guy was excellent as Batman, superb in The Prestige, amazing in The Machinist, and the list could go on. Today though, we will just add AWESOME in 3:10 to Yuma. Bale carries the weight of the story and pulls you into his dilemma. Russell Crowe has made some bad choices in movies lately, but is a considerable talent when combined with the right director. Crowe pulls off an excellent character with many subtle nuances. James Mangold, the director, combines these two performances with a tight narrative to pull off a western that not only has gun slinging cowboy's but a real emotional heart.
3:10 to Yuma is playing at Cinema 3 in McCook nightly. Check out www.fridleytheatres.com for more information regarding showtimes. Cinema 3 strictly forbids anyone under the age of 17 into an R rated show without a parent or legal guardian.