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The Revenant Movie Review

The Revenant Movie Review English Movie Review
By nettv4u.com
Review for the film " The Revenant"
Runtime: 2 Hours 36 Minutes
Certificate: A
Released: 26-02-2016
4.5 / 5.0



Leonardo DiCaprio enters the film in the very first scene as a fur trapper. And as the movie progresses you get to know how intense his character is and start giving a thought about the Oscar hype.


Coming to the real story, The Revenant has partly drawn inspiration from the real story of Hugh Glass, a fur trapper, who is a face in the American folklore. The tribals start throwing arrows and the crew's leader Domhnall Gleeson make a standing order that the group go back to a fort where they seek shelter. But Tom Hardy doesn't give his consent to this order and since then friction start to brew. Gleeson is surely not in the good books of Hardy and the latter doesn't have any liking for DiCaprio. While such conversations are taking place DiCaprio is absent and here is the turning point of the film.

DiCaprio is badly assaulted by a bear and is hardly surviving. If he returns then that is miracle. The weather conditions are also worsening and the tribes are throwing arrows. The captain requests John Fitzgerald and Will Poulter to be alongside DiCaprio in his last days and give him the best burial (for this they would be given some amount) while he asks some to proceed homewards; Dicaprio's son is also with Fitzgerald and Poulter. The captain also asks the members to give as much solace as they can to DiCaprio. Fitzgerald, as cunning as he is, kills DiCaprio's son before the near-dead father, buries DiCaprio alive in a grave and returns home, his eyes gleaming with the idea of being rewarded. And how Glass avenges his enemy forms the rest of the film.

Star Performances

DiCaprio has given a committed portrayal and mostly expresses through his eyes. Well, his stoic performance will be etched in the memory of ardent film lovers for a long time. Will Poulter, as the genuine empathizer of DiCaprio, shine in his performance while Tom Hardy does a convincing job as the brutal villain.


Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has shot the movie in the beautiful terrains of Argentina and Canada. There is some specialty in the way he has handled the instants of the film that makes it a worthy one. To be precise, Inarritu has enamored us with his awesome execution. He has also attempted to infuse a spiritual approach towards the film. 

What’s there?

  • Emmanuel Lubezki’s (who is associated with Inarritu for a long period) cinematography beautifully captures the natural light of the day and the panorama of 1823. He beautifully shows how North America of 1823 would have looked like. 
  • A couple of scenes will surely keep you glued totally to the screen, thanks, DiCaprio’s performance.
  • The uncompromising execution of the film deserves mention. 
  • The background score of Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto elevates the film. 

What’s not there?

The movie may not give you a profound message. It’s the cinematic experience that works for it. 


Another feather in the cap of DiCaprio. Also a great piece from a talented team.