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The Revenant (2015)

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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.


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While exploring the uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. Written by Jwelch5742

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Blood lost. Life found. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong frontier combat and violence including gory images, a sexual assault, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 January 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$474,560 (USA) (25 December 2015)


$183,635,922 (USA) (20 May 2016)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Worldview Entertainment was originally set to fund the film but backed out in July 2014, due to the departure of CEO 'Christopher Woodrow' (Iqv). New Regency approached 20th Century-Fox for additional funding, but the company declined, citing the pay-or-play contracts made for both Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. See more »


Glass, while recovering from his wounds, has a couple dream sequences. One of the images he recalls is a memory of seeing a huge pile of animal skulls during his time in the wilderness. Humans hunting wildlife to this degree (and piling up their skull bones) didn't occur in the 1820's. It happened later in the 19th Century American West, with the resultant near-extinction of the Plains buffalo herds. See more »


[first lines]
Hugh Glass: [in pawnee] It's okay son... I know you want this to be over. I'm right here. I will be right here... But you don't give up. You hear me? As long as you can still grab a breath, you fight. You breathe... keep breathing.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the end credits: "The making and authorized distribution of this film supported over 15,000 jobs and involved hundreds of thousands of work hours." See more »


Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Forest/The Revenant (2016) See more »


Written by Carsten Nicolai and Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performed by Carsten Nicolai (as Alva Noto) and Ryuichi Sakamoto
Courtesy of Raster-Noton
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One of the Best Movies I'll never watch twice
9 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

The Revenant falls into the same category as Aronofsky's "Requiem for a Dream" and Spielberg's "Schindler's List" for me, in the essence of being a terrific movie but not something I think I can sit through a second time. In all these movies there are brutal sequences that cause emotional stress and disgust just watching because it is so REAL and GRIPPING. To think that events in these movies actually happened or that they could very well happen is too much for me to think about. Not to say that I did not enjoy this film thoroughly.

The Revenant is a technical masterpiece that left me wondering "How the hell did they do that?" after many scenes and sequences. With beautiful cinematography and adroit camera movement this film is a visual magnum opus. It is apparent that the great minds that put forth this film are none other than the same ones that brought us Birdman: Lubezki and Inarritu. There are many long shots without cuts that are sprinkled throughout the film that add a sense of sophistication to it with the added bonus of predominantly location based shooting and natural lighting for the film , that can even make a novice film watcher raise an eyebrow at its complexity.

The camera work is not the only noteworthy aspect of the film; The actors did a superb job executing their rolls. Many are raving about DiCaprio's performance but I was more of a fan of Hardy's brutal and gritty character Fitzgerald. Granted, half the words that came out of his mouth were unintelligible but he left no doubt in my mind that he was fully devoted to his role and bringing Fitzgerald alive instead of just Hardy playing a character named Fitzgerald. He was simply amazing.

With all this said, there are still flaws in the film. At some points it was dragging on and moving too slow. It gave the impression that the film itself was cocky and wanted to show off all of its beautiful scenery and camera work too much. Then there was the "he shouldn't be alive" situations. Hugh Glass was a real guy that really did survive a bear mauling but in the film they make this guy practically immortal. There were too many instances where I was thinking "he should be dead three times over right now, for me to enjoy the film as much I should have.

All in all a great film that I only recommend to seasoned and mature film viewers.

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