Wind River (2017)
August 22, 2017 5:46 AM - Subscribe

An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.

The film was written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, writer of Sicario and Hell or High Water. It is currently has an 87% on Rotten Tomatoes.
posted by doctornecessiter (8 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
This was not my favorite of Sheridan's work (still have to go with Sicario), but I love the remote, snowy rural aesthetic.

I saw some parallels with Sicario here actually, in terms of characters and how the story ends up playing out...Don't want to spoil anything yet, but I'll be interested to see if others know what I mean.
posted by doctornecessiter at 5:58 AM on August 22, 2017

I wondered why it was only ONE FBI agent.
posted by brujita at 10:50 AM on August 22, 2017 [1 favorite]

Just saw a tv docu about Ruby Ridge and the FBI agent assigned to that area was solitary for quite a long time until some major multi-person crimes occurred.
posted by sammyo at 1:00 PM on August 25, 2017 [1 favorite]

I wondered why it was only ONE FBI agent.

I think they made it clear that an Indian reservation was pretty low priority.
posted by ubiquity at 8:44 AM on September 5, 2017

This is only tangentially related to the film, but I couldn't help but notice it had 5 producers, 19 (!) executive producers, and a single associate producer. Can someone please explain to me why a film needs 25 producers?
posted by ubiquity at 9:58 AM on September 5, 2017

Well, that was well done and predictable. Beautiful scenery. Renner plays to type. Interesting camera work, more handhelds than I would have thought.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 9:21 PM on November 29, 2017

I went into this pretty much blind and enjoyed it, although I'm not Native American (or any sort of American), which might have influenced how I thought about it.

While I found a few things frustrating about this [the all-important tracks, which the expert tracker, who had talked about the importance of tracking the tracks, sort of forgot about / couldn't follow? The "poetic justice" meted out at the end / general vigilante rule-breaking for no reason beyond machismo? The connections between different sets of suspects that were never spelled out? A slight reluctance to follow the bleakness of the story in the way that it was naturally going, leaving the ending a little pat...], I still loved a lot of aspects: the photography, Renner's acting (I normally find him kind of irritating, so this was a nice change), the menacing Scandi-noir atmosphere, all the fun snowmobiling, and the sentimentally warm human heart beating beneath, which, along with the real sense of loneliness and isolation, actually helps one to care about the characters and earns dramatic tension that on occasion explodes into genuinely shocking violence.

Well worth a watch.
posted by chappell, ambrose at 3:42 PM on February 13, 2018

I just watched this last night and it was enjoyable. hard to see Graham Greene now as anyone but baddy Malachi Strand from Longmire, he was so good in that character.

I had to IMDB Elizabeth Olsen to find that Red Witch from MCU is where I had seen her before, only to discover she is Mary-Kate and Ashley's younger sib. yikes. I didn't find her particularly convincing, but the other performances made up for it.
posted by OHenryPacey at 10:12 AM on July 14, 2018

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