Though it finally got DiCaprio his [long-overdue] Best Actor Oscar by having to sleep in horse carcasses amidst poweful natural pictographs, Iñàrritu’s grisly historical western revenge survival-thriller is a heavy, punishing, graceless experience – one of pathos/emotion/soul-less action & excruciation a war/blizzard. 5/10.
Plot Synopsis: While exploring the uncharted wilderness in 1823, frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) sustains life-threatening injuries from a brutal bear attack. When a member (Tom Hardy) of his hunting team kills his young son (Forrest Goodluck) and leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back to civilization. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, the legendary fur trapper treks through the snowy terrain to track down the man who betrayed him.
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