The Revenant

Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Aug 23, 2012
    50
    Ultimately suffers from an uneven execution and repetitive overload.
  2. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Aug 23, 2012
    50
    Horror comedies can be wildly entertaining -- "The Return of the Living Dead," from 1985, for instance. It sends up horror movies in hilarious fashion while still managing to be gross-out scary. The Revenant never rises to that level. Nor does it seem to want to.
  3. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    Aug 21, 2012
    50
    The Revenant kind of aspires to be a horror-comedy in the vein of "Shaun of the Dead" but keeps tripping on its own misanthropy.
  4. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    Aug 20, 2012
    50
    Since Bart's bloodlust is never matched in tenor by his righteousness, the story remains rife with unfulfilled moral inquiry.
  5. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Aug 22, 2012
    40
    Both the yuks and the yucks are plentiful, but by the time the film reaches a montage sequence of these two boneheads (well, one bonehead, one dope) laying waste to Los Angeles gang members and other wastrels in an attempt to satiate Bart's thirst for the red stuff, you're more than likely wishing you were watching Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in something else entirely. The similarities between the two horror comedy pairings are just too obvious to be ruled out as coincidence.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Dec 24, 2012
    8
    Caught this movie recently on Cinemax. It's a darkly clever take on the genre: a vampire buddy pic?! It goes several directions and alternatesCaught this movie recently on Cinemax. It's a darkly clever take on the genre: a vampire buddy pic?! It goes several directions and alternates between funny, touching and disturbing. Not a masterpiece, but fun to watch, very original and not too gory. Full Review »
  2. Jan 1, 2016
    10
    I never understood some critics, they give a positive rating to Star War Force awakens, although it was so bad, it could be a simple tv movie,I never understood some critics, they give a positive rating to Star War Force awakens, although it was so bad, it could be a simple tv movie, only the users gave it what it deserves a negative rating, but for the Masterpiece The Revenant the users are the only people who rated it positive while the critics not... really something is wrong here. This is a Masterpiece of Cinema, so such Movie i didnt see since Interstellar...

    Thank You IƱaritu, you are the best example how spanish filmmakers know their arts and Disney/Hollywood sucks!
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  3. Oct 20, 2014
    8
    Caught this on Syfy last night and thought it was pretty good. It's an interesting take on horror/comedy that doesn't involve zombies,Caught this on Syfy last night and thought it was pretty good. It's an interesting take on horror/comedy that doesn't involve zombies, vampires, or werewolves. David Anders and Chris Wylde both did a great job as buddies dealing with a "unique" situation. The dialogue is the best part. If you are paying attention there are some really funny jokes hidden in well delivered lines. Full Review »