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When in the mood for a "downer" movie
Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2018
I don't know what I thought this movie was going to be about. I vaguely knew about a bear and Di Caprio being left for dead. This movie did have those things but it wasn't what I thought it would be. There's a despicable character, a nearly super human character, and lots of tragedy and woe throughout. Overall, you just end your evening, wishing you might have picked a more up-beat movie.
Pros: Good acting. Believable tragedies.
Cons: Believable tragedies - you'd rather not watch this for "entertainment". The resolution of the movie isn't as satisfying as Gladiator, though the storyline is a little similar. There's no humor to break up the piling tragedies. There's aren't any soft moments. Just some torture, some rape, lots of cruelty.