Every year, amongst all Western genre films, there’s always one to look out for and this year it turns out to be ‘The Harder They Fall’.
While the film seems to have a basic storyline*, it’s never the case with a film of this genre. Jeymes Samuel has done such a fabulous job with the film, right from the music (which is such a key element in the film and gives a good boost to every scene) to how the story evolves. Some of the shots are great to watch and it almost reminisces the Western classics.
*Here’s the synopsis – When an outlaw discovers his enemy is being released from prison, he reunites his gang to seek revenge. Now streaming on Netflix here.
The film may seem slow at times, but the background score and moreover, the cast keeps the ground running, which keeps you invested in the film. Speaking of the cast, what a great ensemble. Right from Jonathan Majors to Regina King, Idris Elba, Lakeith Stanfield, RJ Cyler, and all the others, a fabulous piece of work, I’m sure there are a few award contenders here.
In all, I felt it’s a great watch, especially if you are interested in the genre because it doesn’t disappoint.
One Line Review: Watch it for Jonathan Majors.