Redundant and unnecessary.
It's an amazing and heartbreaking story.
The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
You don't feel there is a story. It's sad, depressing, cruel, disgustingly bloody. I was mad all the movie.
It is evident from the beginning that The Revenant is a work of passion from everyone involved. Technically speaking, the directing, camera work and editing were some of the best I've ever seen and combined with beautiful settings and detailed costumes: visually, this film is absolutely stunning. The Revenant is an epic adventure told with minimal dialog and content. Every step of this film is purposed to drawing the audience along its path and it does so without the need for added fluff or exposition. It's a pretty heavy drama, so best to have some puddle stompers and a rain coat handy. This isn't your average light viewing.
I haven't seen this before tonight on TV (damn ads) and wow that was something else. The cinematography is exceptional and it's that scenery that keeps the action flowing, and the acting was so real it brought me right into the Film.
I don't comment here often because I'm a man of few words but sometimes I'm compelled to say something after seeing this.
All in all I gave it a ten because I can't really fault it.
While this film does contain some beautiful performances and cinematography, that's about it. The spirit of human nature has been done before. While the DiCaprio character's survival is amazing - the film bogs down a bit as he crawls and finally walks out of his predicament. Decent, but not a film that I'd need to see again.