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Far better than I was expecting...,
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This review is from: 3.10 To Yuma [DVD] (DVD)
I've never seen the original, and perhaps I should, but this remake I definitely like. I thought both Russell Crowe and Christian Bale were superb, although how ironic is it that neither of the leads in this most American of genres are American?
Anyway, I'd highly recommend it. It's very tense and engaging, the two leads are excellent and Ben Cross is fantastic as Wade's sociopathic second-in-command. It's strange, towards the end I was getting Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid vibes with Wade and Evans: definitely strange since they're supposedly enemies, one of whom is trying to put the other on a train to prison. But there's an odd kind of friendship between the two which is quite moving, especially at the end.
So yes, my advice would be to watch it. Even if you don't like Westerns. And really, how can anyone not like Westerns? I'm so glad they're back into vogue again.