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Still shot from the movie: 3:10 to Yuma.

3:10 to Yuma

In this western, Civil War veteran Dan Evans (Christian Bale) agrees to be the armed escort for a captured killer named Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) who needs catch a train to his trial. But with the outlaw's gang determined to ambush Evan's effort, it is going to be a difficult task getting the criminal on the 3:10 to Yuma. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: D
Sexual Content: B-
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 122
Theater Release: 06 Sep 2007
Video Release: 07 Jan 2008
MPAA Rating: R
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Wade shows civilized moments when he quotes Biblical scriptures, sketches, and discusses family life. How does this character development affect our impression of this man?

How does Wade respond when someone else suggests he’s not all bad? Do you agree? Are you ever tempted to underestimate or justify another’s evil tendencies? Or do you think there is room for “good” in even the most deviant of personalities?

How do the conversations between Wade and Evans change their feelings toward each other? While his captors were able to take away his guns, how was Wade’s mouth just as potent?

You can still visit the remains of the Yuma Territorial Prison in Arizona. Check this site: http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/az/yumaterritorialprison.html

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