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The Revenant (2015)



Critic Consensus: As starkly beautiful as it is harshly uncompromising, The Revenant uses Leonardo DiCaprio's committed performance as fuel for an absorbing drama that offers punishing challenges -- and rich rewards.

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Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man's epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. THE REVENANT is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker, Academy Award (R) winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, Babel). (C) Fox

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Tom Hardy
as John Fitzgerald
Domhnall Gleeson
as Andrew Henry
Will Poulter
as Jim Bridger
Brad Carter
as Johnnie
Grace Dove Syme
as Wife of Hugh Glass
Kory Grim
as Trapper, Traper
Dave Burchill
as Francuski traper, French Trapper
Robert Moloney
as Dave Chapman
Vincent Leclerc
as Francuski traper, French Trapper
Joshua Burge
as Stubby Bill, Przysadzisty Bill
Chris Ippolito
as Drunk Trapper #1
Mark Krysko
as Trapper
Duane Howard
as Elk Dog
Fabrice Adde
as Toussaint
Tyson Wood
as Weston
Stephane Legault
as French Trapper
Amelia Crow Shoe
as Pregnant Pawnee Woman
Emmanuel Bilodeau
as French Interpreter
Peter Strand Rumple
as Scalped Shirtless Trapper
Cole Vandale
as Coulter Naked Pale Trapper
Tom Guiry
as Billy Brother Trapper
Scott Olynek
as Johnnie Brother Trapper
Jamie Medicine Crane
as Arikara Crying Woman
Timothy Lyle
as Gordon in Shack
Chesley Wilson
as Arikara Elder
Veronica Marlowe
as Arikara Crying Woman
Clarence Hoof
as Arikara Healer
Adrian McMorran
as American Soldier
Dion Little Child
as Arikara Warrior
Blake Wildcat
as Arikara Warrior
Javiar Lopez
as Nightmare Character
Paul Young Pine
as Arikara Warrior
Cody Big Tobacco
as Arikara Warrior
Dallas Young Pine
as Arikara Warrior
Anthony Starlight
as Arikara Chief
Michael Fraser
as Trapper Violin Player
Scott Duncan
as Trapper Violin Player
Mariah Old Shoes
as Pawnee Prostitute
Kevin Corey
as Trapper
Jordan Crawford
as Fort Butcher
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Critic Reviews for The Revenant

All Critics (391) | Top Critics (53)

As it is, you're bound to be impressed by what the actors went through, but you won't be so bothered about the characters they play.

February 23, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This is a frontier story made as no other has been before. It's immense.

January 18, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Frontier epic takes cine-suffering to new levels of agony and - most importantly - veracity.

January 15, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The locations and cinematography are wow-inducing.

January 14, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Iñárritu has constructed an epic fable of uncommon grace and resonance--a film that, like its hero, achieves a kind of transcendence.

January 9, 2016 | Full Review…

As an action movie with a grisly exploitation edge, The Revenant could have been a triumph. But Inarritu can't seem to stop lunging after greatness: some of his symbolic touches reach new heights of kitsch.

January 8, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Revenant

Exceptionally beautiful direction and screenplay by Iñárritu. Superb cinematography. Poignant soundtrack. Brilliant performances (although Hardy's mumbling was difficult to discern oftimes). Fantastic costumes and sound. There's nothing not to love about this graceful, poetic and haunting film.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

After being attacked by a bear, Hugh Glass must survive the perils of the wilderness and avenge the murder of his son. Brutal and raw, Leonardo DiCaprio's incredible performance deserves all its accolades, and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is at top form, crafting an adventure that I wish more blockbusters would imitate. There's real tension in the conflicts, and the action scenes aren't jump-cutted to incomprehensible death. The second act is a little long, and I could've done without so many shots that jerk off to trees and sky. Overall, one of the best films of the year, this is a great adventure story.

Jim Hunter
Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

Knowing this is an Inarritu film, I assumed the Directing and Cinematography would carry a lackluster story to make for a decent film. The story, however, very much held its own with the outstanding Directing and Camerawork, not to mention the great performances by DiCaprio and Hardy. This movie turned out to be a great and very well rounded thriller.

Sanjay Rema
Sanjay Rema

Super Reviewer

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