Director Sheridan wrote Sicario and Hell or High Water, two of the most thoughtfully intense films of the last couple years, but this is (essentially) his directing debut. However, somehow he seems to have focused so much on the beauty of the visuals (which truly are stunning) that the script took a backseat. With a lack of character or distinction, and an unexpected plethora of clichéd storytelling and on-the-nose dialogue, Wind River is little more than a beautiful but ham-fisted allegory of how Native Americans have been poorly treated. Renner and Olsen take a break from their Avengers duties to join up with a local sheriff (scene-stealer Greene) to solve a crime in the frozen tundra of a Wyoming Indian reservation. The mystery itself, a young woman found brutalized and frozen in the woods, is an absorbing one, thanks to the skill in the filmmaking details. A uniquely foreboding score, intensely authentic action, gorgeously gruesome dead bodies atop scenic snow, and a lead hero who displays an aptitude for cool vengeance that should make Liam Neeson proud, all help boost the engagement. Unfortunately, once the mystery is resolved and explained, it's less, "Woah!", and more "Oh?". The appeal of the mystery begins to dissipate when the conclusion is unsatisfying, leaving us with more unintended questions than answers: Why is the camera so shaky during simple dialogue scenes? What's with the hackneyed one-liners? Are these performances nicely subtle, or just dry as a bone? Is this the best we can do to portray the suffering of Indian-Americans? Wind River might have some helpful thoughts on wrestling grief, but it's mostly just unnecessarily brooding and too uncomplicated in its anger.
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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Good Direction, But the Script Needs Some WorkReviewed byMatt GreeneVote: 4/10
If you've seen any of Taylor Sheridan's previous work, you probablynoted that he has a certain style. He tells stories about ways of lifein dilapidated regions of the country. He blurs the lines between "goodguys" and "bad guys," instead framing the status of the selected regionas the truest villain. What's right and wrong, considering all theunique variables of each story, is not always clear. At least, that wascase in Sicario and Hell or High Water.
In Wind River, the region is still presented with all the strain thatis causes on the lives of its residents, but a much more obviousvillain is revealed before the movie is over.
Hell of High Water frames the crumbling economy of a certain Texasregion as the real source of evil, rather than any characters. Whereasin Wind River the source of evil is definitely the rapist. I mean, therapist attempts to blame the cold and silence, but his actions wereclearly much worse than bad weather.
Sheridan's previous films also left doubt about who were the heroes,who the audience should be rooting for. This time it was much lessambiguousthey were the people searching for the rapist.
An emerging theme in Sheridan's movies appears to be Tarantinoesqueeruptions of violence, sometimes near the conclusion. They don't alwaysreach the levels of the Django Unchained shootout, but Sheridan clearlyisn't shy about showcasing the unforgiving damage that can be inflictedby firearms.
Complaints, I have a few. On more than one occasion, I legitimatelycould not understand what a character had said, so I was left wonderingif I missed something important. I'm not sure if this manner ofspeaking was a choice made by the actors or if this was a decision madeby Sheridan to establish a certain tone. Either way, I could have usedless mumbling.
The other complaint that I have, and this is more serious, the middlethird of the movie felt like it contained a lot of empty moments. Thismay or may not have been related to the times that I couldn'tunderstand what a character said. Still, the movie could have used abit of its fat trimmed. It wasn't as crisp and clean as Hell or HighWater and Sicario. And I know I keep comparing this movie to Sheridan'sothers, but that's bound to happen when a writer sets the bar so highwith two gems.
On the whole, I consider this a success for Sheridan in his directorialdebut. I'd happily watch another story of his about justice and anoverlooked culture.
I saw this few days back on a Blu-ray. As an avid fan of Taylor Sheridan, was looking forward to this without watching the trailer. It is a very beautifully shot, well acted and distressing crime drama. The vast landscape becomes more than a vivid backdrop, it becomes a character in the film.Wind River is able to showcase Sheridans directing and storytelling strengths.From the dark border area (Sicario), to the scorching plains of Texas (Hell or ...) and to the frozen mountains in Wyoming in Wind river, the writer/director managed to make the landscape a character in the film. Jeremy Renner potrayed the role of a broken man who is keen on hunting the predators very well n he deserves an Oscar for his performance. The less said about the plot is better because one has to see this film rather than read about its plot.The film has a very strong social message.The films conclusion with the message was very horrifying n distressing.