Film of the day: The Revenant

The Revenant

Multi-Oscar-winning period revenge drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a 19th-century frontiersman on the trail of the traitor who left him for dead. Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu takes DiCaprio on a survival odyssey, supposedly based on true events, that revels in the natural beauty of the American wilderness and the brutally inhospitable terrain and climate.

It is a film that is trim on dialogue as poor old Mr DiCaprio has an encounter with a bear early on and is reduced to grunts and growls from then on in. Tom Hardy plays his nemesis – a trapper who, having killed his son, opts to leave the stricken Leo for dead rather than tend his wounds.

The Revenant – Tuesday at 8.00pm on Sky Cinema Select.