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    I just recently finished watching it for 7th time and the more I have seen it the better it has gotten in past 3 years.To me it’s like wine,a movie that grows on you with multiple viewing.I now think it was underrated at it’s time of release.It was underrated by critics who gave it 79/100.It was certainly Best Film made in 2015 after Fury Road but I know The Big Short and Spotlight will be considered better but they weren’t simply.I know you’ll say it won BP at Globes,Bafta but I still think as a movie it deserved way more appreciation then it did.I think it was ahead of it’s time.What do you guys think?

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    kellis
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    In my opinion, it wasn’t; I feel like it would be like saying Three Billboards was underrated. It won hella awards and earned five times it’s budget (over $500 million). From a person who didn’t follow awards shows as closely as I do now, back then, I thought it was the odds-on favorite and I’m sure other people who just watch the Globes and the Oscars did too. I personally think the better film won in the end, but I hold an unpopular opinion on here from what I’ve read.

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    FairWeatherAffair
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    I think Iñárritu is a hack and has never made a good film. The Revenant is another lame, vapid attempt to ensure acclaim and accolade.

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    ospencer
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    Spotlight was miles better than The Revenant… sorry

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    TVFan365
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    I think Iñárritu is a hack and has never made a good film. The Revenant is another lame, vapid attempt to ensure acclaim and accolade.

    Just curious, have you seen Amores perros?

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    Sean Phillips
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    What else more were we supposed to do? Sacrifice a virgin in its honor?

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    Miles
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    I thought it was a terrible film when I saw it in theaters so I’m going to have to say the exact opposite.

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    Atypical
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    No, most certainly not.

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    FairWeatherAffair
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    Just curious, have you seen Amores perros?

    Yes, it’s loathesome.

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    Joe Burns
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    I actually really enjoyed this film- the story was very thin but it was a gripping tale none the less.

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    BigJay2012
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    fantastic film

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    LOIZE. V 2019
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    I would not say that-  it is quite a good movie, its favourable points are: the cinematography is superb and does not leave a moment without a completely wonderful shot. The camera moves where it wants and is stained with blood, water or fog. The performances of DiCaprio and Tom Hardy are really good, especially Di Caprio’s, who performs a tour de force that ended up giving him his long-awaited Oscar.
    The negative is its excessive footage. It is as cold as the snow that covers the places it shows us, so cold and cerebral that it is impossible to feel any empathy for what is happening. Except for two moments in which it is impossible not to shudder, the rest I see completely away from me.
    The performance of DiCaprio is quite reliable, no doubt, but it is too physical. It reminds me of that aspect to Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years as a Slave. It’s very good, but not emotional. He was a fair winner of the Oscar, though, it also allowed him to stop insisting with that Oscar which never seemed to grab. Hardy made a good reply, even gives more nuances to his role as a man without mercy.

    I have to confess I was deeply in love with Eddie Redmayne´s astonishing performance in the Danish Girl, however, and with a broken heart, I voted for DiCaprio.

    In short, a huge production, solid performances, yet too long. 🏆!

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    Seven
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    How ? It smashed at the box office, got good to great reviews and won a lot of major awards, including a clean Actor and Director sweep while being the obvious runner-up for the Best Picture Oscar. It’s the exact opposite of “underrated” and is one of the most successful and talked bout Oscar movies of the decade

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    BenitoDelicias
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    The film that made 180 million dollars in the US, 500 worlwide is underrated? The film that got 12 Oscar nods, 2 for acting, Leo’s long deserved Oscar, consecutive wins for the director and cinematographer is underrated?

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    LLLhawks
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    It was like the other sole character survival movies that were released before it like All is Lost, Gravity, Life of Pi. I don’t think it was underrated at all.

    I just love movies. And awards.

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