The Harder They Fall is a Revisionist Western film directed by Jeymes Samuel, who co-wrote the screenplay with Boaz Yakin. It is one of few Westerns whose principal cast members are all Black. Although The Harder They Fall is a fictional film, its characters are based on real cowboys, lawmen, and outlaws of the 19th-century American West. Judging from the trailers, The Harder They Fall appeared to be an exciting, fast-paced all-black western that you wouldn’t want to miss.  It stars some brilliant, well-established, and very popular actors.  I must confess, I absolutely loved it.

11-year-old Nat Love (Chase W. Dillon) is eating dinner with his parents, Elinor Love (DeWanda Wise) and Nathanial Buck Love (Michael Beach) when a knock on their door proves to be a fatal visit from dad’s past.  A cowboy and his associate grace their dinner table shooting and killing first the mother, then the father…

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