The Revenant review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 03/19/16
That's why the Oscars never get it right most of the time. Examples: Scorsese should have gotten at least one best director award for Taxi Driver or Goodfellas (or other noteworthy creations like Casino), Al Pacino could've easilly bagged a statue for any Godfather film, Any Given Sunday or Dog Day Afternoon (or other spectacular I missed like a Carlito's Way). Clearly Di Caprio is a talent from the beginning and yet no accolades we're collected. In anycase, he was perfect in this role as a loving protective father out for revenge and surviving any detrimental obstacle in his way. The villain acted so wel and the support just makes it so believable. Only minor complaint I had was the length, lack of information on the location/time period, pacing, and if its for repeat viewings. Overall, themes of cruelty, fatherhood, greed, savagery and ocercoming challengescpupled wtih gorgeous cinematography were spot on.