The Revenant: Movie Review

The Revenant; directed by Alejandro G. Inarritu

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, and Domhnall Gleeson 

Setting: North American, early 1800s

Plot: After a group of American fur traders are attacked by Natives they set out to follow their guide, Glass (Leo DiCaprio), back to the nearest fort. After Glass is attacked by a bear, it comes down to the men he is with to get them back. 

But with the rough terrain of the uncharted land laying in front of them, Glass’s men are forced to leave him behind. Three men remain behind with Glass to see he has a proper burial after he passes, including Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), a man only out to make money, and Glass’s son, Hawk. Fitzgerald, tired of waiting, makes to dispose of Glass. Hawk happens upon them and Fitzgerald kills him and abandons Glass. 

Now it turns into one mans thirst for revenge against the man who killed his son. 


  1. This movie was waaaaaaaaay too long. I understand it’s supposed to be based on real events but had they cut out a few portions of it I think the movie would have been a lot better. Some of it was incredibly slow. 
  2. Dialogue. There wasn’t much of it. Tom Hardy and Domhnall Gleeson did most of the talking during the movie and Hardu could be hard to understand at times because of the accent he was talking with. Leo spent most of the movie grunting and moaning and sighing. 
  3. Subtitles: there were subtitles in this movie because they were constantly speaking in Native American dialogues and French. Did not know there were going to be subtitles. 
  4. More artsy than action: the preview made it seem like it was going to be an action packed movie… It was not. It was definitely more of an artsy film that focused on the struggle and the want for revenge than anything else. 
  5. Acting. The acting was phenomenal! Everyone keeps saying you might finally see Leonardo DiCaprio win an Oscar for this movie and I wouldn’t be surprised either. He did an amazing job with the little dialogue he had. It was all about his expressions and his actions. Plus him and Tom Hardy have such great chemistry in movies together. 

All in all, it was an alright movie. Probably not something I would see again but something I would want to see at least once. 

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

5 thoughts on “The Revenant: Movie Review

    1. I did not read the book, mostly because seeing the movie was so last minute. I would be interested to read the book though, I’m sure it’s more detailed than the movie was about what happened. Leo was fantastic in this movie! He doesn’t have tons of dialogue but he did a fantastic job.

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  1. Thanks for the review! I had already decided I wouldn’t see it because I don’t think I’d enjoy it. Now I know I can just Netflix it one day 😛
    The trailer really doesn’t hint at subtitles at all, how deceptive!

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    1. There were whole parts where there was no dialogue at all. Don’t get me wrong, the movie was really well done, but I didn’t think it was anything special as a whole. Leo was still really good though!


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