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The Harder They Fall - Review (London Film Festival 2021)

Let's Start What We Have Come Into the Room to Do. 4 / 5

Directed by Jeymes Samuel. Gunning for revenge, outlaw Nat Love saddles up with his gang to take down enemy Rufus Buck, a ruthless crime boss who just got sprung from prison.

The Harder They Fall is a slick and stylish western breathing new life into the distinguished genre.

It masters the art of chaotic energy, keeping the momentum up for its full runtime but never feeling too egregious. It revels in its own confidence and plays on your expectations of the genre.

The packed cast brings to life a group of characters that each have a unique voice with the supporting characters being the film's real backbone.

Jeymes Samuel has created a film that overflows with style combining modern dynamic action and a jukebox soundtrack with western tropes that has made the genre so memorable.

Expertly shot and masterfully executed, The Harder They Fall is quick on the draw and takes no prisoners.

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