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The Revenant

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8.02 h 36 min2016X-RayHDRUHD15
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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Supporting actors
Domhnall GleesonForrest GoodluckPaul AndersonKristoffer JonerJoshua BurgeBrendan Fletcher
Producers
Arnon MilchanSteve GolinAlejandro G. IñárrituMary ParentKeith RedmonJames W. Skotchdopole
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New Regency / Anonymous Content / M Productions / Appian Way
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4.6 out of 5 stars

11396 global ratings

  1. 75% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 15% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 7% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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Matthew CartneyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 December 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good action and beautifully filmed but ultimately unsatisfying
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The main problem with this film is Leonardo Di Caprio. It's not that he's a bad actor. I'd put him right up there with David Caruso, or er... oh, Ross out of Friends? He's just not right for this role. It would have worked much better if he'd swapped roles with Tom Hardy. Or if he'd just not been in it at all. Did he get an Oscar for this? If so, it tells you all you need to know about the Oscars. Compounding that are some sub art school visual metaphors. "Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for genuinely original filmmaking in Hollywood." And the last 3 seconds is painful. The film is also seriously unrealistic, with Di Caprio surviving the patently unsurvivable and making the kind of wilderness survival mistakes anyone with more than a fortnight's experience in the boy scouts wouldn't make, never mind an experienced trapper and mountain man. On the plus side, Tom Hardy is good, as always, and it is beautifully shot. And, despite its length, remains surprisingly watchable throughout.
24 people found this helpful
David MiddletonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 July 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
I’ll never get this time back
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I’ve never actually watched paint dry, but after watching this, I feel I’ve had the same experience.
Yes the scenery is stunning, but I can watch a David Attenborough documentary for that.
When we checked to see how much longer was left, we were only half way through. Oooh, dilemma. Maybe it’s just a slow burn and it will really get good in the second half? So we stuck with it. But no, it’s just painfully slow all the way through.
Even when it got to the real climax of the movie, we were so bored, we just wanted it to end. But you know, when you’ve invested so much time, you have to see it to the bitter end.
So, just to try to prevent rigor mortis from setting in, we’re going to watch Wolf on Wall Street next.
Sorry Leo, this movie was dreadful.
5 people found this helpful
SkippyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 October 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
WTF was that all about ?
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I always look through the reviews of things I 'm interested in buying, I look at the 1 star reviews as well as the 5 star to get a fair mix as some people will give 1 star because it won't play or the delivery was late (you know, the stupid reviews that aren't actually reviews at all), in this case I got it totally wrong.

Anybody who gave this anything more than2 stars must be giving praise for the amount of sleep they got whilst the film was playing or they must have given the wrong amount of stars or maybe they suffer from some sort of mental illness, the first 20-30 minutes seemed like it was going to be an ok film but it just dropped off the edge of a cliff and flopped (in MY opinion),

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It went from people getting pelts to sell then went to being chased by indians then onto a vendetta for killing his son and after all that the credits (which were the best part of the film to be honest), I like Leonardo DiCaprio but this has got to be the worst film I've ever seen with him as leading actor.
3 people found this helpful
DaisyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 March 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Really glad I revisited this one
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Saw this when it was released in 2015 and was lukewarm about it - maybe because expectations of it were too high, but this time round I saw it very differently. The violent clashes between rival trappers and native Americans are brutal and very graphically portrayed, so the stunning winter landscapes, blue-white ice and snow-covered mountains depict a pristine natural world, violated by human activity, defaced by red blood and gore. The wildlife is blameless: the bear that mauls Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is protecting a cub, and the pack of wolves we see preying on bison are doing what they do. Glass is on a forgivable mission of vengeance, so he becomes like a mythical pilgrim of sorts on a journey, close to death several times, even appearing to be reborn at one point. If a revenant is like a ghost or zombie, he certainly looks in worse shape than that. Even his nemesis Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy) is not simply an evil creature, he's cold and empty, to be pitied as well as condemned. I didn't notice the haunting soundtrack the first time round, nor did I pick up the full significance of the idea that if you can breathe at all you must keep breathing, so now I see the sense of the ambiguous ending too. Brilliant!
9 people found this helpful
RICOReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 April 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful to look at
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Beautiful to look at, The scenery and vistas are amazing ,the camera just follows everything from ground level to up in the trees to a fight under the water, amazing, L DiCaprio is yet another actor that I hated as a 22 year old but now wow this guy has learnt his craft , So its both beautiful, action packed, good narrative, its frightening and also relentless ,based on a True story although the outcomes are different to what really happened but hey sometimes you need to tweak a good story to make it great ..
14 people found this helpful
S. LornieReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 February 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Slow but beautiful!
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When I bought my 4k blu-ray player, one of the first films I said I would buy is The Revenant from 2015. That didn't actually happen as I have bought quite a few by the time I got here. But now that I have, I've been tremendously impressed at just how beautiful this film really is.

The Revenant was originally released in December of 2015. The film was directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu and was based on a screen play by director and Mark L. Smith. The film is a basic revenge story based on the frontiersman Hugh Glass. After being mauled by a bear, he is left for dead by Tom Hardy's John Fitzgerald. Glass drags his shredded body across the frozen wilderness to punish Fitzgerald for his evil doings. The movie is based on a novel by Michael Punke, which in turn is based on a 1915 poem titled, The Song of Hugh Glass.

I rather enjoyed the movie's simple premise, mostly due to the fantastic casting. Leo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy are very convincing in their roles, Leo making me want to see Tom suffer. The movie isn't one to hold your hand. It has little in the way of dialogue and when the characters do speak, the actors use a heavy accent and a lot of old slang. The movie is two hours long and is pretty slow moving half way through. Hugh Glass is seriously injured and the pace goes with his bodies condition. There is a lot of screen time where Leo doesn't talk and spends a lot of it crawling, gasping for air and grunting. It's not heavy in dialogue and is definitely not your typical modern movie in the way they like to hold the viewers hand. It expects you to pay attention, to listen to what little the characters have to say and work the rest out through their emotions and mannerisms. It's a very basic movie and if you have a short attention span, I'll be surprised if you make it half way.

Half of the movie's appeal (at least to me) is the wilderness that the characters traverse. There's lots of open fields of deep snow, lots of freezing lakes, deep thick woodlands and sharp rocky mountains. These lands are wild, the weather is harsh and mother nature does not care for the characters well being. It's a deadly frozen land of beauty and genuinely looks like it brought some pain to the people involved. The folks running the cameras etc did a beautiful job showing these horrible conditions and the awful experience of Glass as he tries to make his way back home.

This movie is visually stunning. It looked incredible on the original bluray copy I owned. But with this new 4k I purchased, what a striking visual experience. The detail in the characters unwashed scruffy hair, the crumbling snow, the thick trees etc is so sharp that it looks like the television has turned into a portal to another world. It's by far the best looking disc I have owned. The sound is also very good. The 5.1 track doesn't focus too much on the music but more on the atmosphere and ambience. The back speakers focuses a lot on the crunch of snow fall, falling branches, foot steps etc. It's a wild experience and genuinely sounds like I was in the woods. It was very well done.

If I were to recommend a 4k based solely on its visual and audio performance, it would be this one. It's an incredible technical achievement and well worth the money. However, if you're not into slow moving movies with little dialogue etc. This may be one for you to miss. With that said, I always recommend watching something at least once. You never know, it may very well be a slow paced film you do like. You'll never know until you try it. As for fans of the film, if you haven't upgraded your old copy yet. I strongly recommend you do so.
Derek John MooreReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 July 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great action but watch out for the accents.
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Yhe Revenant is the story of a fur hunter and his team.
When the leader is badly mauled by a bear, miles from anywhere, his team leave him for dead.
He survives & is out for revenge.
He then struggles to make it home battling his injurys and all the wilderness has to throw at him.
Can he survive?
A stella cast but I really struggled with their accents.
3 people found this helpful
borders boyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 January 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
being soaked in freezing water in a winter environment doesnt cause hypothermia
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a good film, held my interest but the only thing that consistently caused me to not suspend disbelief was the amount of time spent in freezing cold water in a winter environment without getting hypothermia. I spent the entire film saying 'oh, immune to freezing cold water'.
I would gamble someone could survive a bear attack but never being plunged into freezing water in a sub-zero winter, in fact i would take the bear attack over the freezing water as there would be a higher chance of survival. apart from the imunnity to hypothermia and frostbite, a good film, enjoyable.
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