Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Revenant.”

Alternately shockingly violent and bleakly serene but always ice-cold, Alejandro Iñárritu’s “The Revenant” is a gnarly, pitiless ode to a time and place in America when was life was nasty, brutish and often short.

Thanks to world-class work from Iñárritu’s Oscar-winning director of photography Emmanuel Lubezki, the nearly three-hour film is gorgeous through and through, with ferocity lensed as gracefully as the grim, silent landscapes.

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