The Harder They Fall

Movie review by Jordan Elizabeth, Common Sense Media
The Harder They Fall Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 16+

Cheeky Western with Black cast has graphic gun violence.

R 2021 130 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Stands out for .

Community Reviews

age 16+

Violent, stylized and lots of fun

Stylish...violent, well-written and well-executed...the film is almost a little too well done, in that there are situations that feel a bit forced that are clearly done for color and cinematography value. However the ride is such a joyful one! King, Stanfield, Majors, Beetz, and Lindo are delicious in their roles. Cyler and Gathegi are having a great time chewing the scenery and Elba takes center stage with his girth, presence and voice. A thoroughly enjoyable Western, nice tension, twists and great character acting.
age 18+


this was a great movie about black cowboys

This title has:

Too much violence

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate