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The Revenant Movie Review

The Revenant Movie Review

Average Ratings:3.75/5

Reviews Counted: 6
Positive:6
Negative : 0

From All the  Top Indian Critics reviews on the web

Ratings:3/5 Review By:Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN

Yet despite its strengths, The Revenant never feels like much more than a simple revenge drama. It’s evident that Iñárritu is striving to communicate bigger ideas, but his exploration of such themes as spirituality, man’s relationship with nature, and empathy for Native Americans is surface-level at best. I’m going with three out of five for The Revenant. Iñárritu’s muscular filmmaking must be applauded, even if the film itself is as exhausting as it is thrilling.

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Ratings:4.5/5 Review By:Gain Rasquinha Site:TOI

This is also a film that has the least amount of dialogue from Leonardo. In fact, you can probably count the number of times he utters some words or sentences. Instead, you get to see him ride off a cliff, have frequent flashbacks of his Pawnee wife, eat raw animal organs and almost get ripped apart by a grizzly bear. That aside, Inarritu has also tried to inject a spiritual angle into the narrative. Beauty and brutality are balanced equally well in this fable, set in a time when America was still the Wild West

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Ratings:4/5 Review By:Raja Sen Site:Rediff

Iñárritu embraces revenge in The Revenant, serving it up very cold indeed, but the film’s heart doesn’t throb as messily, as humanly as — I suspect — the director would have liked it to. (Perhaps DiCaprio ate it.) Either way, The Revenant is a devastating, visually jawdropping film that, for all its sins of tedium, makes up with scale what it lacks in artfulness. It certainly does the frontier justice.

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Ratings:– Review By:Mihir Fadnavis Site:Firstpost

The story, though loosely based on a real life incident is a simple revenge tale. Hugh Glass (DiCaprio), after being mauled by a bear in a jungle and left for dead by his companions crawls back to the city to return the favor. There’s no deeper subtext within the film, even though visually the film poses to present something deeper. The lone message the film actually renders is done quite unsubtly – that the white man came to America, raped and pillaged the Native Americans and stripped away the land’s peace and innocence.

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Ratings:– Review By:Sankhayan Ghosh Site:Hindu

This is a Man vs Wild survival drama, a revenge saga and an existential journey, besides its artistic politicking. And at times, you feel it is too much to meld into a coherent film. Viewers looking for an overall emotional impact may be disappointed. It works not so much as a movie with a message but as a pure, visceral experience.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:Bollywood Hungama Site:Bollywood Hungama

On the whole, keeping true to its name, THE REVENANT is a stunning visual experience with a brilliant performance by Leonardo DiCaprio. Though in India, the film may not have a mass appeal and will primarily charm the multiplex audiences in Metros.

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The Revenant Story: 

In 1823, a party of trappers under the command of Captain Andrew Henry (Domhnall Gleeson) hunt for pelts in the vast unsettled wilderness of the Northern Plains, in what was considered unorganized U.S. territory (later the Dakotas). When Ree/Arikara Native Americans launch a surprise attack on the party’s camp, many of the trappers are slaughtered and the survivors flee on a boat. At the recommendation of the party’s guide and most experienced hunter Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), who has knowledge of the area and natives, they abandon the boat and begin the journey back to their outpost, Fort Kiowa, on foot. The decision bothers some, particularly John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), who is hostile towards Glass’s half-native son Hawk (Forrest Goodluck), since he was partially scalped by natives years earlier.

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter

 Release Dates: Feb 26 2016 ( India)

Director:   Alejandro G. Iñárritu


Running time: 2h 36m

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