Netflix’s latest title is a coming
of age movie about the relationship between a father and son. A family drama
that is placed in an urban setting, Concrete Cowboy is helmed by first-time
director, Ricky Staub, and it’s insane to see how he managed to bring together
such an incredible cast.
It has Stranger Things star
Caleb McLaughlin, Moonlight’s Jharrel Jerome, and the incomparable Idris Elba.
The family lives in the heart of Philadelphia and is inspired by real life
The story is simple yet empowering.
Cole (McLaughlin) has gotten expelled from school after getting into yet
another fight – his mother picks him up and drops him off to his father’s
stoop. The father, played by Idris, is still living his bachelor days and has a
horse, so the entire place smells like hay.
The fridge has nothing edible
but some beers and soda to go. Basically, the kid is now out of his comfort
zone, as the place doesn’t seem like the kind of place people should be living in
– let alone with animals.
Alba, of course, is your go-to
charismatic guy who finds several key moments to tutor his son about life. The
entire scenery seems authentic with no artificial elements to cover true
Look, the movie was a bit
clichéd, we can’t lie, but it had some rich moments that offer metaphorical
value. Dan Walser co-wrote the movie with Straub, and it seems like a good
partnership, as everything blended smoothly.
The movie shows us an
all-rounded picture – there are several triumphs and failures and there are also
moments to laugh and moment to cry over. The script seems a bit dragged at the
end, but it’s your usual slice of life dramedy that will hold everything
together in the climax. The characters are warm and relatable, and they seem
genuine and rooted to the crux of the story (well played by Concrete Cowboy
There are so many reactions and
memes that have come out of this movie, and so the fans couldn’t stop
themselves from sharing them online. Check out our favorite fans reactions and our top 20 viral memes and reactions from Concrete Cowboy!
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I’m SO hype! People don’t believe me when I tell them I grew up in West Philly right across the street from a horse stable.
I’m so glad Black “cowboys” in Philly are getting their shine!
Idris Elba stars in a tale of Black urban cowboys – Vox https://t.co/mCihL23UVs
— CiCi Adams🌸 (@CiCiAdams_) April 2, 2021
Saddle up 🐎 A few of our favorite polaroids on set of Concrete Cowboy, a new film now on Netflix.
📷: Aaron Ricketts pic.twitter.com/60QPBZHoL5
— Netflix Queue (@netflixqueue) April 2, 2021
— Caleb McLaughlin (@calebmclaughlin) April 3, 2021
— Jessica Fyre 💫 (@TheJessieWoo) April 3, 2021
— angella (@wolfzrds) April 2, 2021
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) April 1, 2021
— BiPolar Bear ❄️🐻 (@VandaYacht) April 3, 2021
if you enjoyed concrete cowboy, consider donating to getting a permanent stable for the real urban riders of philadelphia urban riding academy and supporting their goal of preserving the history and culture of black urban cowboys in philly! https://t.co/2cQfZon1Cs https://t.co/O0NPSItn3J
— yas — misandrist in chief (@meIanated) April 3, 2021
CONCRETE COWBOY, a poignant story about a community of Black horseback riders in Philadelphia starring Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin, is now on Netflix 🐎 pic.twitter.com/owPB9lCkwt
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) April 2, 2021
Caleb Mclaughlin is really giving us amazing performance. Can’t wait to see his range over the years #ConcreteCowboy
— there is a balm in Gilead (@Sharuuka) April 3, 2021
What an unexpected gem. The cast, the story, the real-life riders, and Philly as the backdrop.
— Meagan THEE (Arts) Adm1nistrator (she/her) (@artobsessedTX) April 3, 2021
— NetflixSA (@NetflixSA) April 3, 2021
— Jharrel Jerome (@JharrelJerome) April 1, 2021
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) April 2, 2021