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Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson Running Time: 156 minutes

Alejandro González Iñárritu isn’t the first filmmaker to pit a hardworking actor against the forces of nature, the better to show the brutality and cold and unfeeling reality of yadda yadda yadda. But while others might regard the fatalistic and violent reality Iñárritu depicts in The Revenant with some sadness, or pity, or even bemused resignation, about the only emotion he seems interested in showing, if any, is a cold, detached disdain. In that detachment, The Revenant is a visually stimulating, visceral achievement, but its impossible to connect with emotionally, which is maybe not the best outcome for a story about a man losing everything and being left for dead.

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