Written by Deborah Wee for inSing.
Imagine spending two-and-a-half hours watching a brutally injured man attempting to survive on his own in the harsh, wintry wilderness.
“Beautiful” would hardly be the word you would expect to describe such a film, even if the leading man is as easy on the eyes as Leonardo DiCaprio.
But ‘The Revenant’ truly is beautiful. Helmed by Alejandro G. Inarritu (whose work in ‘Birdman’ earned him the Oscar for Best Picture and Best Director just last year), the film, which is based on a true story of sorts, is a fully immersive cinematic experience that is simply breath-taking to behold.
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inSing rating: 4/5 stars
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Indeed, ‘The Revenant’ seems to pride itself on being as gory and uncomfortable to watch as can be, but that is what makes Inarritu’s ability to turn the film into a stunning piece of art all the more impressive.