This would be a very good straight-to-DVD movie.
It's a moderate movie for the big screen.
The biggest problem, for me anyway, was that it was packed full of bits and pieces (tropes or clichés) from other similar movies and that distracted from the story-telling.
The characters aren't well developed but the actors do an OK job with what they are handed.
For some reason a story that starts off with suspense degenerates in to a bloody shootout (with lost of those tropes an d clichés) and then leads to an ending which is a bit of a let down as nothing clever happens - at least not anything that hasn't been done time and time again.
I also wondered why it kept snowing but then was clear and shiny when a body was to be inspected or staged action needed to take place.
Wind River (2017) 1080p YIFY Movie
Wind River (2017) 1080p
A veteran tracker with the Fish and Wildlife Service helps to investigate the murder of a young Native American woman, and uses the case as a means of seeking redemption for an earlier act of irresponsibility which ended in tragedy.
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The Synopsis for Wind River (2017) 1080p
WIND RIVER is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation in the hopes of solving her mysterious death.
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Cut and paste story, competent playersReviewed bymformoviesandmoreVote: 5/10
This would be a very good straight-to-DVD movie.
After the southern heat of Hell or High Water, Taylor Sheridan gives usthe cold wintery thriller Wind River.
In the frosty Wind River Indian Reservation of Wyoming, the body an 18year old Native American girl is discovered by Wildlife service agentCory Lambett (Jeremy Renner). Lambett with his knowledge of themountain assists foreign FBI agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olson) totrack down the killer, but also his own personal reasons wants to findthe killer in an attempt to wrestle his own demons.
Inspired by true cases of missing native American girls, Wind River hascold hearted passion in its story-telling. A very melancholy murdermystery drama exploring grief and vengeance but also the neglect of theNative Americans in the mountain regions in the USA.
During a time this week while I was pondering the significance ofdifferent crime thrillers, with also the approach of the The Snowman inNovember, Wind River is real important stand out. The film itselfalthough is about a murder is more centred on the atmosphere andlocation. Repetitive vibes of a hellish land resonate throughout thefilm. This mostly breathed life by the chilly aerial shots of the coldmountain land, identifying misery through the snow breeze and wind (anatmospheric format that was similar expressed in Hell or High Water).The most haunting aspect is the character brought to Wind River by NickCave and Warren Elis eerie soundtrack, echoing the dark past of thefreezing land.
What leads us into the desolate mystery of Wind River is Jeremey Rennersuperb performance as the experienced hunter possessed by the past butalso enriched with perception of his home land and its welcome. Rennervery much appears as himself, however is a perfect casting choice withhis neutral expression hiding his deeper emotions. Opposite isElizabeth Olson, the most convincing FBI agent I've seen on screen fora while. But her city slicker style does not prepare her for thedivergent law enforcement experience in the isolated Wyoming. These twoleads are the perfect casting, with a enigmatic presence that makes youcompletely believe in them.
While Wind River has deeper meaning at its centre, Sheridan knows howto thrill his audience in quiet sensational but violent sequences. Loudsound effects of the gun shots bring light to the silent landscape thatthe characters dwell, and present a sense of realism to the experience.
Sheridan's third feature in his trilogy of modern American lawenforcement, following, Sicario, Hell or High Water, has shown hisstrength in creating masterful crime thrillers with much to reflectabout the real world. This capacity has also lead stronger confidencehis potential prospects in directing a Bond film. 9.2/10
The screenwriter who gave us "Sicario" and "Hell or High Water" has come back with "Wind River" which he also directed and I am now convinced more than ever that Taylor Sheridan is one of the best storytellers of our time. There's something about his thrillers that are just so cunning and sharp and profound, like a great American classic, even novelist Dennis Lehane probably couldn't come up with materials that are as skillfully played as this. And with "Wind River" Sheridan's personal artistry mission to do some effort to right the wrongs that the system has committed against the Native Americans, continues.
The story is about a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a tracker/hunter (Jeremy Renner) with a tragic past in order to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation.
Sheridan has tackled themes surrounding the Native Americans before but with this latest one, it's not so much that he's preaching about it but he ties it into this entire fabric of community where you sense the clash between outsiders and locals, between whites and natives, so there's a level of frustration about that arises from this murder investigation that brings up all kinds of cultural suspicions, on top of which there's also a game of jurisdictions. It's a complex yet cleverly woven thriller that starts out as a whodunit and evolves into a thirst for retribution. And the fact that it's set in a very cold harsh environment just adds to the film's chilling effect.
In many ways, Elizabeth Olsen performs here like Jodie Foster's Clarice Starling where at some points you kinda know that Olsen's character may be out of her elements, but at the same time that factor actually gives her a good vantage point. Jeremy Renner plays his character like an old timer western hero who knows the ins and outs of everything, a man of few words but gets tough when needed. Their dynamic is not some kind of odd couple cop duo, this is more like each of them trying to prove themselves while bringing justice to the family of the unfortunate girl. And the way Sheridan crafts the mystery from a small radius to a much larger scheme is one that will have you hooked. "Wind River" is highly suspenseful, it's a perfect thriller.
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