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      The Harder They Fall

      R Released Oct 22, 2021 2 hr. 17 min. Western Drama TRAILER for The Harder They Fall: Trailer 1 List
      88% 197 Reviews Tomatometer 93% 50+ Verified Ratings Audience Score 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. Read More Read Less

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      Critics 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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      Great cast, great soundtrack, great-looking movie -- The Harder They Fall is a western that even viewers who aren't fans of the genre might have no choice but to love.

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      RW Loved it, true western, can’t wait til # 2 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/04/21 Full Review Larry E Loved it! No spoilers here but i enjoyed it from start to finish! mustsee Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/03/21 Full Review jesse s Loved it. A lot deeper of a movie than most may see on the surface. Great movie all around! See it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/01/21 Full Review J The soundtrack is great! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/01/21 Full Review Vernall This was the best western I have seen Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/01/21 Full Review Movies In Mo Im not a western fan, but seeing a mainly Black cast in a well-acted film was great. From the gruesome start to the satisfying end, theres not a lot to complain about. Even the soundtrack was on point. The Harder They Fall is a fictional 2-hour revenge story about a real outlaw gang, presumably in the 1895 Arkansas-Oklahoma area. The style of this movie is a solid mixture of western atmosphere with a modern swagger with a more likely face-to-face outcome. With outlaw Nat Love on a mission to kill all responsible for his torment, he prematurely thinks hes done before later discovering the one main outlaw responsible, Rufus Black, will be released from prison. From there, each lead outlaw, Love and Buck, assemble gangs to assist in their mission. The film is two hours long, but every scene, character, and word spoken was entertaining and relatable. Loves path of revenge was filled with so much excitement, his charisma alone could have carried this movie. The same could be said for nearly every character. Rufus Black was a cold, straight-to-the-point, business-minded outlaw looking to regain his empire. The rest were paired up with their counterpart – The fastest draws dueled it out, both women battled, and so on. As entertaining as The Harder They Fall is, I would be surprised if they didnt make a sequel. OUR RATING – A LOVE vs. BUCK 9 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/01/21 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Sheri Flanders Chicago Reader Leave your saddlebags at the door and mount up for one hell of a ride. Nov 12, 2021 Full Review Jake Wilson The Age (Australia) 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. Rated: 2.5/5 Nov 11, 2021 Full Review K. Austin Collins Rolling Stone 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. Nov 10, 2021 Full Review Rebecca Johnson Film Focus Online The Harder They Fall is easily one of Netflix's most successful original movies. The cast do their very best to bring the most out of the script, there is action aplenty and the soundtrack is one of the most memorable of the year. Rated: 4/5 Jul 27, 2023 Full Review M.N. Miller Ready Steady Cut Boaz Yakin’s script crackles, and director Jeymus Samuels keeps the tension tightly wound. Rated: 3.5/5 Oct 21, 2022 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies Despite a strong start and the amazing talent on screen, the film sags in the middle before limping across the finish line with its predictable ending and head-scratching sequel setup. Rated: 2.5/5 Aug 16, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis 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.
      Director
      Jeymes Samuel
      Executive Producer
      G. Mac Brown
      Screenwriter
      Jeymes Samuel, Boaz Yakin
      Distributor
      Netflix
      Production Co
      Netflix, Overbrook Entertainment
      Rating
      R (Strong Violence and Language)
      Genre
      Western, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 22, 2021, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 3, 2021
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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