Thursday, December 27, 2007

3:10 to Yuma.....A fantastic Western!

The two leads are exceptional. Russell Crowe exudes badness and coolness and brilliance as the legendary outlaw, Ben Wade. The action is virtually non-stop which makes for a compelling, exciting story.

The main character played by Crowe is quite happy to murder law enforcement and his own gang members. Two performances stood out for me - Bayle and Ben Foster (Charlie Prince). Crowe was good, but it's not clear that he engaged with his role with his usual intensity. Watching Crowe' psychological games with his captors is creepy, yet humorous and at times, downright frightening.

It offers a glance back at the old-time westerns with a few nice improvements. Even if you don't normally appreciate westerns, the acting and action should be enough to make the time spent enjoyable.The script, the acting, the picture, the look, 3:10 to Yuma is a fantastic film that should not be missed.

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