The Harder They Fall

The Harder They Fall ★★★★★

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

Really don’t understand the hate surrounding this Western based off the lives of some real people. ‘The Harder They Fall’ directed by Jeymes Samuel is a classic western tale of two gangs coming to head after the leader of one Rufus Buck, played by Idris Elba, killed the leader of the other Nat Love’s, played by Jonathan Majors, parents back when he was young. These two men come head to head after putting together their respective teams. Much like most western films the set and the scenery are perfect throughout the film and actually represent a culture as well. For example, the town that Nat goes to to rob the bank it’s known as a white town and the crew does an excellent job of exaggerating that by making the entire town one of white sand and white buildings. This is a nice touch in terms of the overall concept of the story. ‘The Harder They Fall’ is not led by the amazing cast but more really the use of the score throughout the feature. Incorporating classic western tunes helps navigate the audience through not only the story but through their own emotions. The music helps build our emotions in some crucial parts. Whether it’s building our suspense, or bringing tears to our eyes the score in this one is one of the better scores I’ve heard in the latest movies to date! Now with saying that the performances in this were phenomenal and every performer should be proud of what they accomplished in this feature. Idris Elba and Jonathan Majors were outstanding as the two outlaws going head to head and the supporting crew shined right along with them! This film had everything you could hope for in a western and more and it goes right on my WALL OF FAME with a perfect rating of 5/5 (10/10) and I would love to hear how anyone has any complaint with this film that kept me on the edge of my seat and entertained throughout!