Rancher Dan Evans heads into Bisbee to clear up issues concerning the sale of his land when he witnesses the closing events of a stagecoach robbery led by famed outlaw Ben Wade. Shortly thereafter, Wade is captured by the law in Bisbee and Evans finds himself one of the escorts who will take Wade to the 3:10 to Yuma train in Contention for the reward of $200. Evans's effort to take Wade to the station is in part an effort to save his land but also part of an inner battle to determine whether he can be more than just a naive rancher in the eyes of his impetuous and gunslinging son William Evans. The transport to Contention is hazardous and filled with ambushes by Indians, pursuits by Wade's vengeful gang and Wade's own conniving and surreptitious demeanor that makes the ride all the more intense. Written by
When Dan and Ben round the corner of the building with the liquor sign on it, a bullet hits the corner behind them without making a sound. See more »
[upon hearing Dan cock his rifle]
Dan... Maybe it's the wind.
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Russell Crowe's name is not used in the end credits when crediting his assistant, driver, stand-in, dialect coach, costumer, hair stylist and makeup artist; instead, his character's name, Ben Wade, is used. See more »
Terrible movie - poorly directed and poorly written
This movie is terrible. One of the most important qualities that makes a movie good or not is whether the story, characters and plots are believable and realistic based upon what we know of the story.
Christian Bale and Russell Crowe are two phenomenal actors and I'm surprised they signed on for such a pathetic script.
How many times did Russell Crowe almost get away? They just kept giving him chance after chance after chance. These guys were not idiots. He was cold blooded killer. The way to transport him is to tie him up, gag him, and lead his horse for him. Not give him every chance to escape that they could.
And CB sitting RC at his dinner table to eat dinner with him family!!! C'mon, how cheesy is that. The guy can't be trusted and he knows it. Has he got rocks in his head. Sit him in a corner or in another room, with a gun to his head and then give him food.
All throughout the movie they treat him like he's their buddy, not their prisoner. It's poorly done. Letting him sit in the window of the hotel in Yuma and talk to his gang! That's ridiculous! This movie is poorly, poorly done and I was very disappointed in paying money to see it.
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