Wind River (movie)

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Wind River is a 2017 American movie starring Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Kelsey Asbille and Graham Greene. Taylor Sheridan wrote and directed the movie. It is about a Native American woman who goes missing in Wyoming on the Wind River Indian Reservation.[1][2] It is rated R. It is 1 hour and 47 minutes long.[3]

Plot[change | change source]

Jane Banner (Olsen), who is an FBI agent, goes to Wyoming to solve a murder. Wildlife officer Cory Lambert (Renner) helps her. Lambert had found the body of a young Native American woman named Natalie (Asbille). Lambert helps because he knew Natalie and because his own daughter had been found dead years earlier. Natalie had been barefoot in the snow. Because she died on a reservation and is a Native American, the FBI, police and tribal police must work together to find out what happened.

Themes[change | change source]

The story is fiction, but it is about how many Native American women go missing each year and how the laws in the United States make it harder to solve those crimes.

Critical response[change | change source]

The movie has an 87% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It had positive reviews from The Guardian,[1] Rolling Stone,[4] The New York Times,[3] and the LA Times[5] and three stars from Roger Ebert's group.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Peter Bradshaw (September 7, 2017). "Wind River review – Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen team up in smartly chilly thriller". The Guardian. Retrieved May 27, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Christy Lemire (August 4, 2017). "Wind River". Roger Ebert. Retrieved May 27, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Glen Kenny (August 3, 2017). "Review: Murder Mystery on the Reservation in 'Wind River'". Retrieved May 27, 2021.
  4. Peter Travers (August 2, 2017). "'Wind River' Review: Taut Thriller on Native Reservation Will Knock You for a Loop". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 27, 2021.
  5. Kenneth Turan (August 3, 2017). "Review: 'Wind River' shows how crime thrillers should be made, with a stellar turn from Jeremy Renner". LA Times. Retrieved May 27, 2017.

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