When a top-notch Writer/Director like Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water, Sicario) is in charge, you can bet that you’re going to be in for a treat. Wind River is proof of that.
Jeremy Renner plays a tracker/hunter for the Fish & Games Bureau in Wyoming. Sent to find a mountain lion that has killed a steer, he comes upon the body of a murdered young Native American girl (Kelsey Asbille). Because the body is on an Indian Reservation, the FBI is called in and Elizabeth Olsen shows up as a fairly new agent, who grew up in Florida and is not at all experienced with snow in the high country.
The interaction between Renner and Olsen plus the intricacies of the case make for an exciting film. And the performances Sheridan draws from Renner, Olsen, Asbille, Graham Greene, Gil Birmingham, Julia Jones and the rest of his fabulous cast all make for an immersive audience experience.
If you want to take a break from all the fantasy films with fantastical action, Wind River will give you a real life adventure you will not forget. I give it a 4.2 out of 5.