The Harder They Come (1973)
Average Rating: 7.3/10
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Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff stars as Ivan Martin, an aspiring young singer who leaves his rural village for the capital city of Kingston, Jamaica hoping to make a name for himself. Robbed of his money and possessions his first day in town, he finds work with a self-righteous, bullying preacher and an unscrupulous music mogul who exploits na´ve hopefuls. In desperation the simple country boy turns outlaw, at war with both the police and his rivals in the ganja trade. Ivan's dream of stardom soon
Feb 8, 1973 Wide
Jan 14, 2002
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Atrocious acting, amateurish camerawork and a hackneyed story line all make for one painful slog.
Perry Henzell's 1972 rugged reggae crime story--loosely based on a '40s-era Jamaican folk hero/criminal--plays like a musically-inspired docudrama of the raw social reality of the impoverished island nation in the '70s.
Packed with indelible images and potent subtexts (and great songs), this isn't just another bridge between Godard and MTV.
OK story, fabulous music by Jimmy Cliff
a hard-hitting social drama with revolutionary political overtones, but it is immensely enjoyable and, at times, light-hearted
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