3:10 to Yuma

3:10 to Yuma ★★★★½


3:10 To Yuma is the truth.

Not on the list of anyone's favorite films on Letterboxd, which is frankly baffling since it's a taut and beautifully directed western, bolstered by a genuinely menacing, cunning bad guy in Ford. Just the way Davies combines tension and a melancholic tone together gives the picture a remarkably modern sensibility. And it doesn't hurt that Criterion did a goddamn gorgeous job with the transfer.