The Revenant Movie Review Sample

The Revenant: The Story of Estrangement and Love

The Revenant from director Alejandro G. Iñárritu is highly estimated by critics and is a type of film which represents eternal issues and provides twists and turns in the plot. It is considered a work of art because of the skillful directing, cinematography, composition, and well-written script. The masterful performances of the actors should also be mentioned: most notably, Leonardo diCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, and Will Poulter. DiCaprio is expected to win an Oscar award for his extraordinary performance. Let’s move on to disclose the topics the movie reveals.

Murder and Revenge

This topic is one of the most popular constructs of plot and is inseparable from the theme of relationships between father and son as well as between companions. Fitzgerald becomes an antagonist when he attempts to kill Glass, but he eventually causes more pain to Glass, because he kills his son while Hugh is watching. Not the worth of life, but the desire for revenge is what really helps Glass to survive. However, when he is about to kill his enemy, he realizes that he should not decide on his fate and puts this decision in the hands of the Natives.

Civilization and Nature

The struggle between human and nature is a constant theme in the movie. The scene when a bear attacks Glass is fascinating. Glass also uses nature in an unharmful way and it supports him. A tree becomes a metaphor for a strong man and the image of his son at the same time: “And you stand in front of a tree. If you look at its branches, you swear it will fall. But if you watch the trunk, you will see its stability” (Iñárritu, 2015). Those who humiliate the Natives or try only to use what nature gives them lose.

I have to mention the beautiful way the film was shot and the great score composed for tense scenes. In general, The Revenant has many chances to win Oscar awards and become a film for all times and nations.


Iñárritu, A.G. (2015).The Revenant [Motion picture]. United States: 20th Century Fox.
Feeney N. (Jan. 19, 2016) Even Kate Winslet Thinks Leo DiCaprio Is ‘Probably’ Getting an Oscar This Year. Time. Retrieved from

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