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THE REVENANT (Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2016)

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They said revenge is a dish best served cold, and in Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu's latest film, Leonardo DiCaprio takes that philosophy all too literally. 
"The Revenant" is inspired by the true events surrounding 19th century frontiersman Hugh Glass, who is left to die in the freezing wilderness after being viciously attacked by a bear. While not his best performance, DiCaprio churns out a forceful turn as Glass, unleashing fury when needed be, and showing restraint in moments of solemnity. 
Tom Hardy, on the other hand is downright wicked as fellow fur trapper John Fitzgerald, delivering a praise-worthy performance that hails among his best screen personas. Every snarl, every stare comes like a death blow, and you believe he will really kill you without hesitation. 
Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter also render effective supporting performances as Captain Andrew Henry and young trapper Jim Bridger, respectively. Gleeson is far away now from his good boy image in "A…