Rent The Revenant (2015)

3.7 of 5 from 969 ratings
2h 29min
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Synopsis:
"The Revenant" follows the story of legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) on his quest for survival and justice. After a brutal bear attack, Glass is left for dead by a treacherous member of his hunting team (Tom Hardy). Against extraordinary odds, and enduring unimaginable grief, Glass battles a relentless winter in uncharted terrain. This epic adventure captures the extraordinary power of the human spirit in an immersive and visceral experience unlike anything before.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Arnon Milchan, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon, James W. Skotchdopole
Voiced By:
Charles Fathy
Writers:
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Michael Punke, Mark L. Smith
Others:
Jason Smith, Ryûichi Sakamoto, Jack Fisk, Randy Thom, Stephen Mirrione, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Jon Taylor, Emmanuel Lubezki, Martin Hernández, Frank A. Montaño, Cameron Waldbauer, Jacqueline West, Siân Grigg, Lon Bender, Duncan Jarman, Robert Pandini, Alva Noto, Chris Duesterdiek, Hamish Purdy, Rich McBride, Matthew Shumway
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama, Thrillers
Awards:

2016 BAFTA Best Actor

2016 BAFTA Best Cinematography

2016 BAFTA Best Direction

2016 BAFTA Best Sound

2016 BAFTA Best Film

2016 Oscar Best Actor

2016 Oscar Best Cinematography

2016 Oscar Best Director

BBFC:
Release Date:
06/08/2016
Run Time:
149 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/08/2016
Run Time:
149 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • A World Unseen Documentary Uncovering the Vision Behind 'The Revenant'
  • Stills Gallery
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/10/2016
Run Time:
149 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (11) of The Revenant

Over rated - The Revenant review by DJ

Spoiler Alert
01/11/2016

If there was an Oscar for the longest crawl , with the most grunts of despair in a two and a half hour slot , then this would be the top prize. Ok , the bear scene was superb CGI and the snowy hostile terrain looked fantastic , but after two hours of him grunting and the same snowy landscape I was hoping David Attenborough would pop up to show us some real real action. If you have seen the trailer , thats it for the most of the action ! Very disappointing.

7 out of 11 members found this review helpful.

Beautifully shot but really quite dull - The Revenant review by MC

Spoiler Alert
29/11/2016

This is certainly a film with some of the most glorious cinematography I've seen. Unfortunately, the rest of the film really does pale in comparison. Yes there are strong performances but we have come to expect that from DiCaprio, Hardy, Gleeson et al. Yes the bear attack is convincing and shocking but it doesn't make up for a rather incoherent, rambling script that sags badly in the middle. Was there indeed a script? Hardy is barely intelligible for most of the film, whilst DiCaprio spends most of his time grunting and drooling as if he's Jordan Belfort on Quaaludes. That's all well and good, except when it goes on for 149 minutes or so. The history books will show this as DiCaprio's finest moment, when it truth it shouldn't even be considered in his top five.

3 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Over-long Revenge Drama with Nice Snowscapes - The Revenant review by PV

Spoiler Alert
18/08/2016

The best thing about this film is the cinematography - and the snowy American mountain landscapes are wonderful and gloriously framed. This does for snow what Laurence of Arabia did for sand!

The worst thing is the length - this really does go on and on. Two and a half hours of it. Less waffle + self-indulgence would have cut 30 minutes AT LEAST off that.

The acting is fine, and I think Leonardo diCaprio won an Oscar for it (the Oscars ALWAYS go to actors playing the roles of disabled, injured or ill people!) - but his performance in The Wolf of Wall Street is the one that should have won all the awards. Not this.

Fur is the great motivator here - and the greed for that and money is behind all bad things that happen. The interplay between the French, the Americans + the warring Indians is well-explored. With the usual 'politically correct' scenes and dialogue one expects from such films these days.

But there is nothing new here. Plenty of similar 'man surviving in wilderness' films from the 1970s especially. The plot could be from a 19th century Wild West Cowboys and Indians comic really.

The music is great with Ruichi Sakamoto involved.

I'd give this 3 stars but another star for the wonderful landscapes and soundtrack.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

The Revenant review by Mark McPherson - Cinema Paradiso

Birdman director Alejandro G. Iñárritu takes his closely following camera out of the modern theater and into the cold wilderness of 1800’s Montana. But Iñárritu doesn’t dress up the woodland western setting to appear clean and wondrous. He wants us to feel the cold and grit of the winter setting. This is a tale of brutal survival and it’s up to Iñárritu to make us believe that this is a land that you may not survive through. His depiction of this world ends up being so captivating I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen for all its savagery in battles of man and nature.

There’s a certain beauty to how the brutality unfolds on screen. Fur trappers cross the Montana wilderness for hunting when they find themselves hunted by Native Americans. The camera remains very close to its subjects as the arrows flies, but leaves enough room in the background to see plenty of carnage unfold. It is shot with a sense of depth, but also with a sense of personality and emotion with all its primary focus. Fur trapper Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) finds himself betrayed by his fellow hunter John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy) after being mauled by a bear. Glass is bound to the ground as he helplessly watches other men murdered in Fitzgerald’s cover-up scheme. The camera is uncomfortably close to Glass as he grits his teeth and struggles to break free. You can see his cold skin covered in snow, dirt and blood. You can just about feel it with how close we come to his perspective.

After being left for dead, the majority of the film finds Glass struggling to survive in the winter climate. He crawls on his belly with deep wounds. He struggles to make a fire with his fingers bloody and his nerves frozen. He swims deep within the freezing river to avoid the Native Americans firing arrows from above. He’ll devour raw buffalo meat for food and stuff his body within a horse corpse to survive the night. His journey back to the fort of civilized man is one hell of a struggle and it constantly feels raw in its brutal depiction. In that regard, Leonardo DiCaprio really throws himself into this role like no other actor. His chilling pain feels quite real for the setting and the actions he displays on screen. According to DiCaprio, it was by far one of his most challenging roles and it’s hard to argue otherwise with how he performs.

But Glass’ journey also has some character beyond just his revenge on Fitzgerald. Having fathered a Native American child, Glass a certain admiration and spiritual connection to the Native Americans of the land that threaten his survival. When he happens upon a Native American feasting on a buffalo, he pleads for help. The Native American holds holds a silent truce as the two feast on the bloody innards. As his adventure progresses, Glass starts having beautiful visions of nature that appear both natural and unnatural. Sometimes he’ll climb a mountain to discover a herd of buffalo fleeing a pack of wolves. Other times he’ll look up to the sky to see a ball a fire hurdle across the clouds.

Not to be outdone by DiCaprio, Tom Hardy does an equally impressive job as the calculative villain Fitzgerald. He may not have as many physically demanding scenes to showcase his strength, but he does gobble up most of fantastic dialogue with exceptional delivery. The man is already a sinister presence made all the more ferocious by his powerful acting. When trying to convince a fearful fur trapper to become his ally, he speaks in a manner both sure and terrifying. You don’t want to cross this man as made evident from the unfortunate few who try to out his intentions. The climactic battle between him and DiCaprio is a major highlight of the film with both actors mercilessly brutalizing each other with knives and axes.

The Revenant is a powerful picture of survival - bleak and savage yet enduring and beautiful. The cast is amazing, subjecting themselves to frigid misery to capture the feel and tone of the wintery region. The cinematography is masterfully shot with mesmerizing skies, mountains and woods. It’s at times almost too gritty that you’ll want to turn away, but just can’t look away from the amazing work on camera and behind the camera.

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