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The Harder They Fall (2021)

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Critic Consensus: It isn't as bold and fearless as its characters, but The Harder They Fall fills its well-worn template with style, energy, and a fantastic cast.

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When outlaw Nat Love (Jonathan Majors) discovers that his enemy Rufus Buck (Idris Elba) is being released from prison he rounds up his gang to track Rufus down and seek revenge. Those riding with him in this assured, righteously new school Western include his former love Stagecoach Mary (Zazie Beetz), his right and left hand men--hot-tempered Bill Pickett (Edi Gathegi) and fast drawing Jim Beckwourth (R.J. Cyler)--and a surprising adversary-turned-ally. Rufus Buck has his own fearsome crew, including "Treacherous" Trudy Smith (Regina King) and Cherokee Bill (LaKeith Stanfield), and they are not a group that knows how to lose.

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Critic Reviews for The Harder They Fall

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Leave your saddlebags at the door and mount up for one hell of a ride.

November 12, 2021 | Full Review…

Westerns were always fantasies, but The Harder They Fall is so abstract a fantasy it barely feels like a Western more a series of poses involving cowboy outfits, six-shooters and desert landscapes.

November 11, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

This is a Friday night affair: It wants to rouse us out of our seats -- and it does. Samuel's movie, with its reggae-inflected soundtrack and booming cast revels in the freedoms of pastiche, reckless violence, and glossy, staccato style.

November 10, 2021 | Full Review…

"The Harder They Fall" wobbles between witty homage and ugly Tarantinoid overkill, resulting in a movie that looks like it was more fun to make than it is to watch.

November 5, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

There are joys throughout The Harder They Fall, and the film is entertaining enough for the most part. But its overly glossy slickness and its 130-minute runtime are distractions.

November 5, 2021 | Full Review…

The Harder They Fall is a mess, but it's a fun mess.

November 5, 2021 | Full Review…

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