Born from what’s now becoming infamous as one of the most demanding shoots of all time, masterful filmmaker Iñárritu drags his camera through the frozen upper midwest and, with it, the shredded nerves of viewers.
His film feels otherwordly, visually more akin to landscape photography than anything else showing in cineplexes this year. This is the work of Ansel Adams brought to life with stark violence and vivid intensity.
If ever there was any question over DiCaprio’s commitment to his craft, his monolithic performance here stands as proof that he is without doubt one of the all-time greats.
The Revenant could simultaneously be the most beautiful and brutal film of 2016 and features one of the most monumental performances of recent memory. A true force of nature.
CAST: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Forrest Goodluck
DIRECTOR: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
WRITERS: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mark L. Smith
SYNOPSIS: A frontiersman on a fur-trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.