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Di­rected by Ale­jan­dro González Iñár­ritu. Star­ring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domh­nall Glee­son

A trap­per (DiCaprio) pur­sues the men who aban­doned him af­ter be­ing at­tacked by a bear in the bleak 1820s Amer­i­can fron­tier. Short on di­a­logue, thin on char­ac­ter­i­sa­tion, The Revenant looks to be test­ing just how much chilly, vis­cera-soaked mis­ery the au­di­ence can han­dle. It would be

un­fair to call the film “one-note”. Let’s set­tle for “one-chord” and ac­knowl­edge that it’s a chord well worth en­dur­ing. Bleakly beau­ti­ful, clev­erly edited, full of majesty, The Revenant is one of a kind. 16 cert, gen re­lease, 157 min

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