3:10 to Yuma, James Mangold, Russell Crowe

My Favorite Scene – 3:10 to Yuma (2007) “Even Bad Men Love Their Mommas”

This movie never got the attention it deserved. Aside from Unforgiven, James Mangold‘s 3:10 to Yuma remake is the best Western of the last 25 years. Russell Crowe gives one of my favorite performances of his career as outlaw Ben Wade.  A surprising treat is Peter Fonda as a craggy old bounty hunter that’s been tracking him for years.  After ONE of Wade’s captures, he’s being escorted by Christian Bale and company to the railroad station to take the titular train to Yuma.  The sheriff is ragging on Wade and then he does something stupid.  He says something about Ben’s mother.

If you haven’t seen this or just dismissed it as a meh western, give it a try.  I loved every minute of it.
3:10 to Yuma, James Mangold, Russell Crowe

 

 

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