3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma (1957)

Desperate for money, frontier rancher Van Heflin holds outlaw Glenn Ford at gunpoint, intending to collect the $200 reward. While both men await the train to Yuma that will escort Ford to prison, the cagey outlaw offers Heflin $10,000 if… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 7, 1957
DVD Release Date: April 2, 2002
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
New Yorker

The compositions evoke a kind of open-air claustrophobia ...

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

This is a first-rate action picture -- a respectable second section to High Noon.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Like The Gunfighter and Winchester '73, 3:10 to Yuma is one of those defining '50s Westerns that is well-known by film buffs but has never reached the familiarity level of a High Noon or Shane.

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Stephen Garrett
Time Out

A portrait of storytelling made for and by the Silent Generation, an audience all too familiar with the world's spooky, white-knuckled moral twilight.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

It's of necessity a talkative film, with Ford working on Heflin's nerves in a stream of Machiavellian banter, but one held in perfect balance by Daves, who keeps the tension strung taut.

Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Distinguished by its thoughtfulness regarding the nature of Western heroism, as defined not only by dead-eye gunplay, but by family, community, and moral rectitude. [Criterion Blu-ray]

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Variety Staff

That the climax fizzles must be laid on doorstep of Halsted Welles, who adapts Elmore Leonard's story quite well until that point.

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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader

Despite an abundance of talk, this 1957 film is often considered [Daves'] best.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Daves isn't interested in cynicism. Redemption is probably too big a stretch as well, but there's plenty of room in-between.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
Much more human than the remake, I thought, and to the good, it's 20 minutes shorter. I say it's a good thing because this is a movie based on an… More
Cassandra Maples
This is one of the best westerns ever made, a good blend of subtle psychology and action with some taut editing. There isn't one moment of film wasted in… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Near perfect psychological western. Great confrontational scenes between Van Heflin and Glenn Ford, and pure suspense from start to finish.
jay nixon
Good character study with two well matched actors, wonderful scene between Van Heflin and Leora Dana, an interesting contrast to the recent remake.
Randy Tippy
Daring for a 1957 western. Off-beat and interesting, worth a watch, even if you're not a fan of the genre.
Michael Gildea
I started off really liking 3:10 to Yuma a lot and despite the fact this should've been made in color it was the ending that killed it for me. Glenn Ford… More

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