The definitive postcolonial cult-movie musical.
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.
| Original Score: A
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
| Original Score: 4/5
| Original Score: 3/5
| Original Score: 5/5
Entertaining if not incredibly professional.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
a hard-hitting social drama with revolutionary political overtones, but it is immensely enjoyable and, at times, light-hearted
| Original Score: 3.5/4
The real reason to see The Harder They Come in the first place, even if the film is surprisingly good, is the music.
| Original Score: 82/100
Atrocious acting, amateurish camerawork and a hackneyed story line all make for one painful slog.
| Original Score: 2/5
| Original Score: 2.5/4
| Original Score: 2.5/5