I saw this movie last weekend. I liked it. Bale and Crowe did good jobs. It helps that I like both actors. It isn't great or anything like that, but it was enjoyable. I vaguely remember seeing the original at some point in my life, but very little about it. Anyway there are very few westerns made anymore and I thought I would recommend this one. Even if you don't catch it at the theater, rent it when the DVD is released.