Idris Elba’s The Harder They Fall film has been hailed as ‘the best of the year’ on social media.
The synopsis for the movie, which is based on ‘cowboys in the West,’ reads: “This ain’t your grandaddy’s Western!
“Check out Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Zazie Beetz, Regina King, Delroy Lindo, LaKeith Stanfield, RJ Cyler, Edi Gathegi, Danielle Deadwyler and Deon Cole in this action-packed thrill ride that injects New Blood into the Old West.”
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Fans were quick to heap their praise on Twitter, with one writing: “The Harder They Fall is the best movie I’ve seen all year.”
“The Harder They Fall what a f***ing film. Best I’ve seen in a long time,” said a second.
One person went further, adding: “The Harder They Fall is easily Netflix’s best movie to date.”
Giving more detail, another said: “Incredibly stylish and beautifully made with an impeccable cast, Netflix’s The Harder They Fall is a top-notch blaxploitation Western for the modern era.
“This film is an ultraviolent tale of revenge brimming with swagger that comes very highly recommended!”
The movie, which was released on Netflix in November 2021, is directed by Jeymes Samuel and produced by Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter, James Lassiter, Jeymes Samuel, and Lawrence Bender.
It also garnered a positive response on Rotten Tomatoes, with an audience approval rate of 93%.
Den of Geek‘s Nick Harley also said: “If Westerns were ever to reclaim their place as cinema’s favourite genre, it would be a movie like The Harder They Fall that would start the sea change.
“By giving us something new and focusing on black legends of the West, first-time feature director Jeymes Samuel delivers a high-energy and stylish romp of a Western that both puts its stamp on the genre while carving out its own place.”
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