The Revenant

The Revenant

DVD - 2016
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Rating: R; for strong frontier combat and violence including gory images, a sexual assault, language and brief nudity CHV rating: 14A..
Inspired by true events, an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald. Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption.

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ArapahoeSarahH Jan 24, 2020

Beautifully shot, gruesome and harrowing...this movie finally helped me win our household Oscar contest with Leonardo Dicaprio taking home the Best Actor award in 2015!

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N13m4nd
Nov 30, 2019

This is quite an interesting movie and not one that’s simple to characterize. Much of it is quiet and thoughtful, but there is also quite a bit of harsh action and violence. The story is also rather grim, as bad things happen to good people, and yet the overall tone of The Revenant is not depressing. Through much of the movie the protagonist struggles to survive in a frozen landscape of snow, ice, and gloomy skies, and I think that was intended to be harsh and daunting. However, it’s been so hot where I live lately that I instead found the winter scenery beautiful and soothing. In the end I was a little disappointed that the story boils down to a simple revenge tale, and that the movie's story differs quite a bit from the true events that inspired the film, but there was enough characterization, action, and lush countryside to make the movie satisfying and well worth watching. In fact, I think I might like to watch it again with the sound turned down just to get another look at the mists, clouds, and rocky, snowy mountains, though that would mean I’d miss the moody, atmospheric music.

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strider643
Sep 05, 2019

In a word: Masterpiece.

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Favourite52
Sep 05, 2019

Required to view this movie for SAG, I would have walked out otherwise. My husband put it well when he called it "pain porn." Grotesque.

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rsmunoz
Aug 04, 2019

I didn't know what to expect going in (yet drawn to the star power of DiCapprio as some sort of mountain man), but man oh man was this a good movie! Just when I thought that Glass couldn't possibly take any more pain and betrayal, he repeatedly clings to survival by sheer force of will. This movie is brutal, gritty, yet beautiful, and an absolute wild ride of a man's quest for revenge. (How on earth does this man stay alive?) Don't even think about skipping it.

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bell5133
Aug 04, 2019

A movie of survival and revenge.

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mrsmeyer618
Jul 03, 2019

I was absolutely riveted. Don't expect a lot of dialogue, much of the story is told through the gorgeous scenery and dream sequences. Very, very gory it is definitely not for a weak stomach. Based on the real Hugh Glass, a resident of St. Louis who explored and mapped much of the Ozarks, it is worth the 2 1/2 hours of your life.

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calwoodrebel
Jan 25, 2019

highly over rated

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OurKnightsTale
Nov 13, 2018

This movie has you hanging on each scene. Love it.

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aaropender
Nov 05, 2018

Gritty, brutal realism as others have stated. It's not as high-flying as Fast/Furious or Mission: Impossible. It's somber and realistic. The guns do not have automatic firing features and the explosives are primitive, if there are any shown. It portrays people being people in some very difficult circumstances, fighting for survival when survival seems either impossible or pointless. It is not portraying action movie stars performing for the camera in front of a blue screen with an explosion, crash, or choreographed fist-fight 70% of the scenes. Scenes are shot in a snow-covered forest; the actors are actually cold (actually shot in frigid outdoor environments). It creates tangibly edge-of-your-seat material, not popcorn-munching material.

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reginator_22
Feb 14, 2018

Sexual Content: Sexual assault.

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DerekSwanson
Nov 07, 2017

Other: This particular copy, that I borrowed from the McGill branch, is badly damaged. Hope it reads ok on your players.

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JihadiConservative
May 01, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: One of the most suspenseful films I have ever seen.

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JihadiConservative
May 01, 2016

Sexual Content: A brief rape--not graphic at all.

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JihadiConservative
May 01, 2016

Violence: Brutal and gritty. Not terribly gory but the sheer grittiness will make you cringe. The ending scene is quite gory with two men stabbing, hacking, strangling, and practically mauling each other. The opening scene is violent and the bear scene clocking at 4 minutes is intense and gruesome.

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JihadiConservative
May 01, 2016

Coarse Language: For a R rated film it is not bad. Has a handful of F bombs.

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reginator_22
Feb 14, 2018

Hugh Glass: As long as you can still grab a breath, you fight. You breathe... keep breathing.

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jimg2000
May 04, 2016

Nearly as few dialogue as "Mad Max Fury Road." Tons of excellent quotes at IMDb:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1663202/trivia?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

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lilmisslibrary Jul 25, 2016

lilmisslibrary thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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