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The Harder They Fall Reviews

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January 27, 2022
Everything is elevated to an almost cartoonish level, but the performances are big enough to carry it, with Elba maintaining a calm presence at the centre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 21, 2022
The Harder They Fall confirms there's no honor in performing garbage with relish.
January 17, 2022
Times have changed
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 9, 2022
A stylish, hip hop infused, revisionist yet classical collision course tale of revenge on the American Frontier.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2022
It has the best combination of acting, score, narrative, pace, and overall aesthetic. A nuance and refreshing approach to the Western genre. One of the best films of 2021.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 28, 2021
Without a doubt a visionary interpretation of this Western setting.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 23, 2021
An exciting mess of a movie, lit as if shining the frontier sun through a prism, Jeymes Samuel's bold, kinetic all-Black Western 'The Harder They Fall' is a must-see.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 20, 2021
The music and the performances of Majors and Lindo, along with inventive action directing, pushed this one into the "perfect idea for a Netflix movie at home with friends.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 18, 2021
The Harder They Fall is a rote story told extremely well, and it's incredibly fun to watch.
December 9, 2021
What's most obvious about The Harder They Fall is Samuel's love of the traditional Western formula, which makes the film the closest thing to a John Ford/Sergio Leone production that's been released in years. Maybe decades.
December 4, 2021
With grisly violence that is almost cartoonish, The Harder They Fall puts a well-acted spotlight on real-life African American cowboys of the 1880s ... [If you] can tolerate all the blood and gore, it's a bumpy and thrilling ride with a top-notch cast.
December 3, 2021
Fall goes on way too long (139 minutes), and it'll be too gory for some viewers. But everyone onscreen seems to be having a great time, laying claim to the mythic Western material that was the territory of mainly White filmmakers for more than a century.
December 3, 2021
Black Excellence at its best!
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
December 1, 2021
Bloody, has its own rhythm, and has a great Black ensemble full of fantastic performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 28, 2021
(Jeymes) Samuel has a great film in here. Unfortunately, the longer this goes, we recognize where we are headed long before he takes us to the film's final destination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 23, 2021
Drawing from real but forgotten figures from the old West, The Harder They Fall breathes new life into the Western. It's also a violent good time for all.
November 21, 2021
Writer-director Jeymes Samuel lends his contemporary musical ear and cinematic eye to this postmodern spin on the spaghetti Western.
Full Review | Original Score: B +
November 19, 2021
LaKeith Stanfield impresses me more and more with each project he does.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 17, 2021
The opening 15 minutes or so of The Harder They Fall are among the best 15 minutes of any movie I've seen this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 16, 2021
A visual delicacy. [Full review in Spanish]
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