Thursday, August 16, 2007

First rave for 3:10 to Yuma

Todd McCarthy of Variety has weighed in with the first rave review for 3:10 to Yuma.

The verdict: "3:10 to Yuma is a tense, rugged redo of a film that was pretty good the first time around. Reinforced by a strong central premise, alert performances, a realistic view of the developing Old West and a satisfying dimensionality in its shadings of good and evil, James Mangold's remake walks a fine line in retaining many of the original's qualities while smartly shaking things up a bit." McCarthy waxes enthusiastic about the lead performances by Russell Crowe and Christian Bale -- and singles out for special praise "a wonderfully leathery characterization by Peter Fonda as a supremely tough old bounty hunter."

3:10 to Yuma opens Sept. 7 at theatres and drive-ins everywhere. You can read all about it in the October issue of Cowboys & Indians magazine, which hits newsstands Sept. 4 with a cover story by.... by.... well, by me, actually.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Joe, I've been waiting for this cover and article for a long time. Did you by any chance write this feature? No info on the C&I site, but I subscribe so should be getting my issue soon.

I saw this movie at a screening in Sedona on Tuesday. It is every bit as good as McCarthy says. Crowe and Bale are both excellent. The movie is a great mix of exciting action and a psychological and moral story of the two men. I'll be back in a theater seat on Sept 7.