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Wind River 2017

9.4

Phenomenal and heartbreaking, Wind River is a true masterpiece by Taylor Sheridan, the man behind Sicario and Hell or High Water. In a Native American Reservation, a local girl is found dead and a young detective (Elizabeth Olsen) tries to uncover the mystery. She is accompanied by a tracker (Jeremy Renner) with his own dark history in the community. It’s not a very rewarding movie at first, so don’t expect an incredibly fast-paced story from the get-go. However, when everything unfolds, it’s not only action-packed, its reflections on indigenous communities are deep and poignant. How this remains a relatively known movie is shocking, it has to be one of the best mysteries of the past 20 years.

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Elizabeth Lozano
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Elizabeth Lozano

Absolutely LOVED IT! What a wonderful film, from start to finish. Jeremy Tennet and Elizabeth Olsen are wonderful. The story is touching and gripping . I saw it because of your recommnesation. Thank you

Mike
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Mike

Interesting moving, but I wouldn’t say it was a great mystery. A bit slow.

Kenneth
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Kenneth

Above average, very good acting and believable plot, so definitely worth a watch. 7/10

Kumar
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Kumar

One of the best movies I’ve ever watched.

Bill Klimko
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Bill Klimko

Renner in a complex movie … bool yah!

BeingTheWritter
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BeingTheWritter

Absolutely a fantastic movie! It was dark but incredibly moving and captivating. The setting is also wonderful. Totally unexpected film!

BeingTheWritter
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BeingTheWritter

Absolutely a fantastic movie! It was dark, but incredibly moving and captivating. The setting is also wonderful. Totally unexpected film!

juana doe
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juana doe

Great slow burner, touching and honest about struggles in native communities without falling into the over-dramatic, cheesy or exploitative territory.

Gwen
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Gwen

Terrific movie. Lots of everything. Made me cry a bit too. If anything watch it for it’s outstanding soundtrack. Although it does have a very compelling story too.

5/5

Tomi
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Tomi

I didn’t like it at all. Very slow, predictable, with one-dimensional unconvincing characters. The scenery is nice though.

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  • Genre

    Mystery
  • Mood

    A-list actors, Discussion-sparking, Suspenseful, Thought-provoking, Thrilling, Well-acted
  • Starring

    Jeremy Renner, Julia Jones, Kelsey Asbille
  • Directed by

    Taylor Sheridan
  • Written by

    Taylor Sheridan
  • Runtime

    106 minutes