When wildlife officer Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner) discovers the body of a young woman on Wyoming's Wind River Native American reservation, FBI agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen) is sent to investigate. After Banner hires Lambert as her tracker, the two must brave the isolated winter terrain and local criminal underworld in order to crack the case. Gil Birmingham, Jon Bernthal, and Julia Jones co-star in this thriller. Written and directed by Taylor Sheridan.~Garrett Spake
I am a stage actor and live theatre director. I have watched many live performances from many actors. I have watched many movies.
"Wind River" is an excellent movie! It reminds me of the movie "Winter's Bone" with Jennifer Lawrence. A great movie that was a "little" movie but had a great cast, fantastic writing, amazing characters and made you want to watch it over again and again. "Wind River" is another one of those few movies! The story starts off with a "chase" and then slowly builds into a "don't look away" detective, thriller, corruption and heartbreak masterpiece of character, cinematography and story. Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner may be better recognized as "Wanda" and "Hawkeye" from the Marvel movies, but this movie shows how great they are as JUST actors! All supporting actors are also perfectly cast. And not to give anything away, but the "little" confrontation at the end came out of nowhere. This is a movie that you can watch over and over again, and I do! It's JUST THAT GOOD!!! Rob
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Best of the 3
Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
Taylor Sheridan has written 3 of the best movies of the 2010s, Sicario, Hell or High Water, and Wind River, and with Wind River he has gone above and beyond with characters and story.
Renner leads the film, and while I've never been the biggest fan of him, he shines here, rugged and stoic, but underneath we see a pool of sadness; if anything all the characters are given a similar treatment. But the undercurrent of the film is the Native American culture, how decimated and abandoned it has been by the US, and how lost many are, as it was said in the film "there's no ones left to teach me"