In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
|Release Date||:||December 25, 2015|
|Genres||:||Western, Drama, Adventure, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||Regency Enterprises, Appian Way, CatchPlay, Anonymous Content, New Regency Pictures, Hong Kong Alpha Motion Pictures Co., RatPac Entertainment, M Productions, Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l.|
|Production Countries||:||Canada, Hong Kong, Taiwan, United States of America|
|Director||:||Alejandro González Iñárritu, Samantha Ellison, Jessica Clothier, Ana Maria Quintana|
|Writers||:||Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mark L. Smith, Michael Punke|
|Casts||:||Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson, Paul Anderson, Brad Carter, Kristoffer Joner, Lukas Haas, Brendan Fletcher, Joshua Burge, Robert Moloney, Grace Dove, Timothy Lyle, Kory Grim, Forrest Goodluck, Duane Howard, Arthur RedCloud, Vincent Leclerc, Emmanuel Bilodeau|
|Plot Keywords||:||rape, based on novel, parent child relationship, mountain, winter, grizzly bear, wilderness, forest, frontier, revenge, murder, native american, survival, bear, snow, violence, animal death, bear attack, death of son, based on true events, fur trapper, 19th century, overcoming, beating the odds|
The natural landscape and some of the scenes are overwhelming and spectacular! The camera-work is so immersive, you believe are a part of Hugh Glass' journey through the wilderness and back to civilization. Also with great performances not only by DiCaprio, but also Hardy, as the unsympathetic fellow fur trapper leaving Glass behind.
Story-wise, it is a bit thin for a 156 min picture. Glass' quest for vengeance is sometimes lost as he utters few words about his drive and is being more or less, chased himself. The story arc of the Indians quest for their daughter felt a bit out of place and strange. We also get to see the fur trappers p.o.v. that left Glass behind and the Captain way ahead of them. Which in my opinion takes a little bit of the magic of Glass' total perilous journey.
All my stars goes to the beauty, production value and performances alone! Regardless, this is one of those overlong movies one like, but would not sit out for another viewing!