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6.9
/10
4,281 Ratings

The Revenant

United States, 2015
Adventure, Drama, Action

Synopsis

The frontiersman, Hugh Glass, who in the 1820s set out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.

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The Revenant Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2016 | 3 wins including: Best Achievement in Cinematography

2016 | 9 nominations including: Best Achievement in Costume Design

Village Voice Film Poll

2015 | Nominee: Best Actor

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2015 | 4 nominations including: Best Cinematography

BAFTA Awards

2016 | 4 wins including: Best Film

2016 | 3 nominations including: Best Editing

Swinging hard for the visionary and missing, The Revenant combines Andrei Rublev with Apocalypse Now and Saving Private Ryan, unfurling winter panoramas in natural light and adding CGI animals… [It’s] Klondike Kat crossed with a Matthew Barney film, dominated by Tom Hardy’s distracting-entertaining Appalachian accent. One thing is certain: Iñárittu has finally solved the problem of how to film a realistic bear fight. The next cinematic problem he should tackle is screenwriting.
February 25, 2016
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It’s so ridiculously macho that parts of it are hilarious, in the way that certain R-rated 1980’s action films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger Sylvester Stallone are hilarious. It is, rather paradoxically, both austere and extravagant, embracing a highly concentrated, at times minimalist visual aesthetic while piling on the machismo.
February 16, 2016
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…This is arguably The Revenant’s greatest achievement: turning a derogatory term into an existential condition yielding a new visual field. Complementing and qualifying the film’s spectacular vistas is a mode of seeing far more subdued: spare, deliberately unemotional, almost impersonal — the observational style of a bereaved eye.
February 16, 2016
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