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The Revenant Movie Review

The Revenant Movie Review

Average Ratings:3.75/5

Reviews Counted: 6
Negative : 0

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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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  1. aaee mere dil tu gaye ja aee aa ee aa oo aa ee aaa

    Bloody Brilliant! [4/5]

    Tarantino’s most-celebrated blood-porn and Terrence Malick’s spiritual and emotionally enriching visual-narratives have found a beefy believer in Alejandro G Inarittu’s latest revenge drama THE REVENANT. Though this is not the first time Terrence Malick has shared his confidante behind the lenses Emmanuel Lubezki with Inarittu, [Lubezki has already won an Oscar for the latter in BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)] but this time the plot itself, an expected yet absorbing one, allows him to bring into play his trademark masterstrokes on the moving picture canvas. The same also encourages the film to be as wintery, gory and gruesomely beautiful as Tarantino’s last THE HATEFUL EIGHT; in fact, in a more riveting and gut-wrenching outfit.

    Set in 1823, the story tracks down a group of trackers in fur trading business being attacked by some Native Americans while returning to their homes. The most-experienced Hugh Glass [Leonardo DiCaprio] is leading the fleeing troop till he himself gets badly hurt in a terrible bear attack. Considering his hopeless physical condition, the troop decides to leave him and his son behind with a couple of members to accompany them. Abandoned by his own team, Glass is forced to survive through many physical challenges of extreme nature and intense mental trauma to deal with. A strong desire seeking revenge keeps him going even when going gets tougher.

    THE REVENANT doesn’t overwhelm you with its crude, simplistic and naïve American legend as the basic plot but undoubtedly excels as a gritty documentation of a survivor’s story. The glory belongs to a taut screenplay that never offers you a dull moment. The severity and intensity of physical assaults on Glass are such brutal that you never expect him to breathe life again but the way Inarittu crafts and constructs the rise of the fallen is tremendously absorbing. Inarittu orchestrates scenes like an extended opera; they decline to cut the shots in between and go on and on with a continuous thrust scenes demand. The precise scene where Glass is seen attacked by a grizzly bear is one of the most gratifying part in the film, not only as a visual fascination for the viewers but also as a textbook example in VFX advancement. There is never an iota of disbelief in what you see and hear huffing, roaring, grunting and purring on screen.

    Setting frozen rivers, frosted trees and widespread snowfields as the film’s scenic canvas, Inarittu alongside Emmanuel Lubezki ensures you’re taken to the same territory with no hesitation, no apprehension and with all the certainty to experience the events to its maximum but it is only the second best asset THE REVENANT owns. The top one on the chart is DiCaprio’s categorical, precise and career-best performance as Hugh Glass. Watching him sinking deep in the character that needed extreme physical participation (He crawls, creeps and slithers in most of the reels), intense acting skills (He hardly mouths verbal expressions) and a seasoned expertise in evoking transferable pain from his haunting past is an ecstasy. You don’t need to be a fan to recognize and recommend his talent for the Oscars’ pride. Tom Hardy as his counterpart Fitzgerald- a mean, sly and egotistical teammate provides a great support.

    To conclude, THE REVENANT is a gritty, gutsy and grave revenge drama that is not for the faint-hearted. After all, when was the last time you saw someone clearing out the insides of a dead horse to make it a potential shelter in a bone-freezing sleet or someone chewing blood-soaked raw meat from a freshly slaughtered Bison? MAN Vs WILD lovers can come up with many such stories but this is some rare cinematic experience! Go for it, you might end up watching an Oscar wining performance! [4/5]

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