Rescue Dawn & 3:10 To Yuma are listed for the ‘Morris Daily Herald’ -The best movies of 2007′.
“Rescue Dawn” – A strong war film that is unlike any of it’s kind. Director Werner Herzog takes his friend, former U.S. pilot Dieter Dengler’s harrowing story of survival in a North Vietnam POW camp and delivers a powerful story of survival in the prisons of walls and guards, as well of hearts and minds. Christian Bale proves for the ump-teenth time why he is practically incapable of giving a sub-par performance, much less a bad one. Steve Zahn proves himself as a actor and no just a comedy buffoon with a heartbreaking performance as fellow POW Duane Martin, and Jeremy Davies is scary-great as paranoid prisoner Gene DeBruin. Lush scenery and a beautiful score by Klaus Bedelt complement Dengler’s remarkable tale.
“3:10 to Yuma” – What do you get when you put acting powerhouses Bale and Russell Crowe together? What else do you think you get-greatness. A remake of the 1957 classic with Glenn Ford is actually a remake to admire and enjoy. Bale and Crowe, as two men on the good and bad sides of law, order and honor, respectively, are equally attuned to each other’s capabilities as dynamite actors. Ben Foster, as Crowe’s firecracker right-hand man is superb and exciting to watch. Directed by James Mangold (“Walk the Line”) with a devilishly well-written script, the actors remind us why America loves the Western.
Source: Morris Daily Herald