The Harder They Fall Reviews

  • The Harder They Fall
    • Genre : Drama,Western
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    • Studio : Netflix
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  • to call "The Harder They Fall" transgressive would be giving it too much credit: Its various outrages are obnoxious because they have so little to do with anything like a story
    by John Anderson [Wall Street Journal ]
  • this is the biggest, poppiest, and most star-studded Black Western ever made; This is a film about real people, and -- for all of its modern energy -- Samuel's debut stays connected to the soil where their legends were born
    Review rate : B- by David Ehrlich [IndieWire ]
  • there's something powerfully restorative about seeing Black people on horses: It's a historically prevalent image that's been largely erased from mainstream media. The Harder They Fall seeks to change this
    4 of 5 by Jordan Elizabeth [Common Sense Media ]
  • the picture may not fully cohere, but it has an infectious energy all its own. The Harder They Fall is a mess, but it's a fun mess
    by Bilge Ebiri [Vulture ]
  • sometimes feels like a film made almost entirely of style and swagger, a body count with a killer soundtrack. But there's satisfaction in that kind of bloody, bare-knuckled storytelling too, and in the fresh legacy it spins from old-hat archetypes
    Review rate : B by Leah Greenblatt [Entertainment Weekly ]
  • Samuel channels the B-movie swagger of the films which inspired him, to vigorously entertaining effect; this is a picture which leans on personality rather than plot, and there's plenty of that to compensate even when the story feels rote
    by Wendy Ide [Screen Daily International ]
  • Jeymes Samuel's gonzo revenge western is enjoyable; Every shot, every scene, every exchange from The Harder They Fall is combat-ready and garishly tensed for violence – and Samuel certainly brings the freaky mayhem, with gruesome relish and high energy
    3 of 5 by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian ]
  • Jeymes Samuel's film is a bloody horse opera with a charismatic cast; a high-style pop Western, with geysers of blood, winks of nasty, knowing humor and an eclectic, joyfully anachronistic soundtrack
    by AO Scott [New York Times ]
  • darkly funny, cartoonishly violent and greatly entertaining, "The Harder They Fall" is a Black Western with an amazingly talented cast, some wonderfully anachronistic dialogue and music — and an abundance of badass fistfights
    3.5 of 5 by Richard Roeper [Chicago Sun-Times ]
  • "The Harder They Fall" is a flip, fun, flashy corrective; Packed with style, charm and a barrel-full of shrapnel for good measure, "The Harder They Fall" will still be standing when the smoke clears
    4 of 5 by Whelan Barzey [Empire Magazine ]

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