On the first week of November, Netflix’s ‘The Harder They Fall’ has managed to garner over 1.2 billion minutes of streaming and being the most overall streamed film. There have been many movies that have had a black ensemble cast over the years.
This movie has done wonders with its top-notch performances and is considered one of the best movies with a majorly black cast that stars Regina King, Iris Elba, Jonathan Majors, and more. Before releasing on Netflix, the movie had a world premiere at BFI London Film Festival and a limited theatrical release. Later on November 3, the movie was released on Netflix.
Plot of the Movie
It’s the story of revenge which was started when 11-year-old Nat Love witnessed the murder of his parents by Rufus Buck and Cortez. Nat starts by hunting down Buck’s gang one by one, twenty years later. Finally, he finds Cortez and kills him. Buck, who is in jail, has ordered his people to kill the U.S Army soldiers who are guarding the prison.
After they successfully complete their mission, Buck arrives at Redwood City and starts using his power. Love, on the other hand, who has gone to meet his former lover Mary Fields is arrested by U.S Marshall Bass Reeves after a standoff at the salon.
Further, there are romantic developments between Love and Felids. Fields volunteers to go to Redwood in the name of a salon deal. However, Buck’s gang holds her captive. Finally, without any option left, Love surrenders himself to Buck so that he can save Mary’s life. When Buck demands $10,000 as an interest to free Mary, Love and his gang go ahead and rob a bank.
Then they make a plan to defeat Buck without giving the money as he for sure wouldn’t let go of Fields. In the end, when Love manages to hold Buck under his orders, Buck reveals to him that they are half brothers and his father (also Love’s father) had killed his mother. So that is why Buck had taken revenge on their father. Love then goes ahead and kills Buck reluctantly.
Reception of the Movie
With an 87% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, The Harder They Fall has received positive reviews from the audience and critics. As many have stated, the movie won despite its classic tale of revenge because of its outstanding cast and its performances.
The movie cast includes Jonathan Majors as Nat Love, Idris Elba as Rufus Buck, Zahid Beetz as Stagecoach Mary, Regina King as Trudy Smith, LakeithStanfield as Cherokee Bill, Delors Linda as Bass Reeves and RJ Cyler as Jim Beckwourth, along with many more.
Where to Watch?
The Harder They Fall is available to stream on Netflix. It has managed to take over shows like You and Squid Game which were internationally successful. This film has a style that gives its characters a strong personality. The whole cast of the movie has pulled off their characters with so much awesomeness. Watch this movie to feel the sense of victory after a long battle that too in style.