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The Revenant

Western . Drama . Adventure . Thriller

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

Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio , Tom Hardy , Will Poulter , Domhnall Gleeson , Paul Anderson , Brad Carter , Kristoffer Joner , Lukas Haas , Brendan Fletcher , Joshua Burge
Directors: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Release: 2015-12-25
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  • Soren Andersen

    DiCaprio’s performance is an astonishing testament to his commitment to a role.

    The Seattle Times Full Review
  • Michael Roffman

    A cold, visceral, and overwhelming piece of cinema.

    Consequence of Sound Full Review
  • Nick de Semlyen

    DiCaprio's raw performance helps elevate what could have been just another man-versus-nature drama.

    Empire Full Review
  • James Mottram

    Astounding. With a director, DoP and cast at the top of their game, The Revenant is a filmmaking triumph.

    Total Film Full Review
  • Todd McCarthy

    Pushing both brutal realism and extravagant visual poetry to the edges of what one customarily finds in mainstream American filmmaking, director/co-writer Alejandro G. Inarritu, cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and a vast team of visual effects wizards have created a sensationally vivid and visceral portrait of human endurance under very nearly intolerable conditions.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Peter Bradshaw

    What is so distinctive about this Iñárritu picture is its unitary control and its fluency: no matter how extended, the film’s tense story is under the director’s complete control and he unspools great meandering, bravura travelling shots to tell it: not dissimilar, in some ways, to his previous picture, Birdman. The movie is as thrilling and painful as a sheet of ice held to the skin.

    The Guardian Full Review
  • Robert Abele

    Is the relentlessness too much? At two and a half hours, perhaps, but inventiveness abounds.

    TheWrap Full Review
  • Drew McWeeny

    It is as impressive as any movie released this year, but the storytelling falters in some fundamental ways that keep me from completely adoring it. Innaritu dreams big, and he has the muscle to back it up. The Revenant may not be his best film yet, but it's hard to imagine many filmmakers who are working at a higher level than he is these days.

    Hitfix Full Review
  • Alan Scherstuhl

    If you can work up interest in such meager material, the film is a chilling, stirring, experiential immersion in what life-and-death drama might actually feel like.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Rodrigo Perez

    Though it may feel threadbare for some, Iñárritu’s near exhausting movie is still unforgettably visceral and there’s so much to be dazzled and experientially shaken by.

    The Playlist Full Review
  • Tasha Robinson

    While the style may outpace the substance, that doesn't make the style any less magnificent. And when it comes to sheer customer satisfaction, The Revenant checks nearly every box, up to and including the man vs. wild throwdown. It just makes a jarring, memorable statement about how often the wild is likely to win that uneven fight.

    The Verge Full Review
  • Robbie Collin

    I’m not sure The Revenant is quite as tough and uncompromising as it thinks it is: it's coffee-table existentialism, with psychological brush-strokes so thick they might as well have been put on with a mop. But there’s no question it’s an extraordinary, blood-summoning, sinew-stiffening ride.

    The Telegraph Full Review
  • Tim Grierson

    This brutal survival tale is so powerfully engrossing that, despite the clear limitations of his monochromatic, showy approach, the film’s compelling construction tends to override the legitimate criticisms.

    Screen International Full Review
  • Dave Calhoun

    What makes this more than just a punishing, fearful, expertly crafted thriller focused on one man’s endurance is heavily down to Emmanuel Lubezki’s attractive, thoughtful photography.

    Time Out London Full Review
  • A.A. Dowd

    There’s a sense that the whole doesn’t quite equal the sum of the parts, no matter how spectacular some of them are.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Chris Nashawaty

    Gorgeously shot by cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, Iñárritu’s savage endurance test of a film almost works better as a series of stunning images and surreal sequences than as an emotionally satisfying story.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Eric Kohn

    No amount of ingenious camerawork and breakneck pacing can obscure a simplistic core.

    indieWIRE Full Review
  • Michael Phillips

    That first hour is big, and imposing. The rest grows smaller, with the script's self-conscious deeper meanings either layered on top, like pelts, or — more successfully — left to Luzbeki's meticulous images of a sun-dappled 19th century Eden now home to one too many Wal-Mart stores.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • David Edelstein

    I think The Revenant is, on the whole, pain without gain, but it’s certainly a tour ​de force — literally, a feat of strength.

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
  • Justin Chang

    In aiming to steer his dark, fatalistic vision toward something genuinely contemplative and cathartic, Inarritu has managed to appropriate the beauty of Malick’s filmmaking but none of its sublimity — another word for which might be humility. There is plenty of amazement here, to be sure, but all too little in the way of grace.

    Variety Full Review
  • Matt Singer

    If Iñárritu wanted to show how life on the frontier was miserable and monotonous he succeeded — by making a movie that is miserable and monotonous. Some of the greatest cinematography in history can’t change that fact.

    ScreenCrush Full Review
  • Jaime N. Christley

    What pushes the film, at long last, into the icy river, is its very design, as a monument to slick, mercenary grandeur.

    Slant Magazine Full Review
  • Mike Scott

    The Revenant is every bit as technically proficient as Inarritu's "Birdman," a film that made critics swoon with its masterful handling of the filmmaker's daring "one-take" conceit. It manages, however, to do it without the same gimmicky feel.

    New Orleans Times-Picayune Full Review
  • Calvin Wilson

    Boldly original, The Revenant puts everything else playing at the multiplexes in the shade.

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Full Review
  • Steve Persall

    The Revenant is an action blockbuster with an art house soul, a headlong rush of motion with meaning. Pure cinema from Iñárritu and Lubezki, two undisputed masters working at their peaks.

    Tampa Bay Times Full Review
  • Richard Roeper

    The Revenant is a visceral sensation, filled with unforgettable visuals and memorable set pieces.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Roger Moore

    A riveting saga of pain, grit and the brute moral relativism of revenge, the first law of all, and the only one that mattered back then. The Revenant is one of the best pictures of the year.

    Movie Nation Full Review
  • Bob Mondello

    What elevates this standard, if relentless, plot line is that The Revenant feels like high-wire work without a net.

    NPR Full Review
  • Steven Rea

    The Revenant is exhilarating cinema.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Rene Rodriguez

    The fact that the last line of dialogue is spoken five minutes before the end credits roll is telling: Words matter little in a movie that favors seeing and feeling above all else. It’s a work of pure, furious sensation.

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

    In a year when no fewer than five films have dealt with themes of man vs. nature and survival (including The Martian, Everest, In the Heart of the Sea, and A Walk in the Woods), The Revenant is by far the most brutal, challenging, and astounding of these.

    ReelViews Full Review
  • Brian Truitt

    The Revenant is the most intense thing you’ll enjoy over the holidays this side of family dinners.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Peter Travers

    You could gripe about the excess of carnage and lack of philosophical substance. But surviving nature is Iñárritu's subject, and he delivers with magisterial brilliance.

    Rolling Stone Full Review
  • Brian Tallerico

    Our favorite films often drop questions like these into our lives, allowing us to appreciate the world a little differently than before we saw them. The Revenant has this power. It lingers. It hangs in the back of your mind like the best classic parables of man vs. nature. It will stay there for quite some time. Full Review
  • Kenneth Turan

    The combined exceptional work of star Leonardo DiCaprio and nonpareil cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki create so much verisimilitude and beauty that it compels us to pay more attention to this glimpse of a dark, unsettling kill-or-be-killed world.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Manohla Dargis

    Mr. Iñárritu isn’t content to merely seduce you with ecstatic beauty and annihilating terror; he wants to blow your mind, to amp up your art-house experience with blockbusterlike awesomeness.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Stephen Whitty

    That grim realism sometimes makes The Revenant about as appetizing as a three-course meal of turkey jerky — but also serious enough to remind you of classics like "Jeremiah Johnson" and "Little Big Man." It's a gruesome adventure story that rarely lets up.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Marjorie Baumgarten

    The most punishing movie of 2015, The Revenant, is almost as brutal an experience for the viewer to watch as it is for its title character Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) to undergo. That’s not meant as a knock, but rather as a warning that the film may leave you as near-speechless and mono-minded as its battered returnee from the dead.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Ty Burr

    Iñárritu has his eye so firmly on the myths of America that he loses sight of the men who made them. But he’s hardly the first person to do that.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Mick LaSalle

    I might be tempted to vote DiCaprio best actor — or at least to propose a new category be inaugurated, the acting equivalent of the Purple Heart.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Kyle Smith

    A film I admired, but didn’t especially like, The Revenant is a master class in craftsmanship, marrying the ethos of 1970s Hollywood, with its beaten-dog heroes forever roughed up by a brutal system, to the technological prowess of today’s digitally obsessed blockbusters.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Bill Goodykoontz

    Its scale and ambition at times makes it seem like more than it is: a survival story. There’s nothing wrong with that, and it’s a good one. It’s just not a whole lot more.

    Arizona Republic Full Review
  • Anthony Lane

    The hitch with tales of endurance, onscreen, is their unfortunate habit of becoming endurance tests for the viewer, and, after a while, The Revenant turns into a slog. Make no mistake, it’s a very beautiful slog. Emmanuel Lubezki’s cinematography summons a wealth of wonders.

    The New Yorker Full Review
  • Stephanie Zacharek

    The Revenant is supposed to be relentless, though you may find it tiresome, the movie equivalent of tigers circling a tree so single-mindedly that they churn themselves into butter.

    Time Full Review
  • Peter Rainer

    What The Revenant attempts but fails to do is create a larger vision from all this survivalist mayhem. It’s a useful how-to guide for how to stay alive after a bear attack – or a human attack, for that matter – but it doesn’t soar. It crawls.

    Christian Science Monitor Full Review
  • Ben Nicholson

    Though there's an awful lot to be admired - not least an enormously impressive soundscape - The Revenant ultimately lacks the nerve-jangling thrills or the spiritual resonance that it strives for.

    CineVue Full Review
  • Lawrence Toppman

    However good DiCaprio may be, everything else feels overblown.

    Charlotte Observer Full Review
  • Ann Hornaday

    Despite the literal and figurative pains it takes to persuade viewers of its own importance, The Revenant can’t escape the clutches of crippling self-regard.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Joe Morgenstern

    I came out of this would-be epic feeling physically exhausted, psychically mauled and none the better for wear.

    Wall Street Journal Full Review
  • Andrew O'Hehir

    For a while, at least, this one feels like Iñárritu’s masterpiece, until that familiar too-muchness begins to take over. Full Review
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  • 21. The Revenant Theme (Alva Noto Remodel) Performer: Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto Stream Music Online
  • 26. Become Ocean Performer: Seattle Symphony Orchestra (as The Seattle Symphony Orchestra) Stream Music Online
  • 33. Harakiri Opening Performer: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Hirotada Kamei, Denzaemon Tanaka, Denjiro Tanaka, and Tomohiro Fukuhara; string section led by Taiji Toyoshima Stream Music Online
  • 37. Glacier Performer: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Skuli Sverrisson (as Skúli Sverrisson), Ren Takada, and Dane Tateo Leong Stream Music Online
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