As an avid fan of Taylor Sheridan, was looking forward to this without watching the trailer. Sheridan has tackled themes surrounding the Native Americans before but with this latest one, it's not so much that he's preaching about it but he ties it into this entire fabric of community where you sense the clash between outsiders and locals, between whites and natives, so there's a level of frustration about that arises from this murder investigation that brings up all kinds of cultural suspicions, on top of which there's also a game of jurisdictions. It wasn't as crisp and clean as Hell or HighWater and Sicario. I think I decoded not much more than 50% of the dialogue. At this point we're 10 min. Hell of High Water frames the crumbling economy of a certain Texas region as the real source of evil, rather than any characters. An intelligent, slow burning andprovocative viewing that enthrals from start to finish, Wind River isan understated gem that deserves an audience.
Also, I'm tired of the notion that certain movies feel the need to hit you over the head with their social commentary. This is an engrossing story well worth your time and money, and kudosto everyone involved for having faith that a discerning audience willfind and appreciate it. I didn't know anything about when I went to watch it. But when that's all you hear throughout the whole film, it becomes pretentious and irritating. Wind River is a fair if defective, directorial exertion from Sheridan that features his quality as a performers' executive, more than as an essayist. In spite of having an indistinguishable deficiencies from Sicario and Hell or High Water to say the very least, Wind River is a commendable topical conclusion to Sheridan's trifecta of stories about wrongdoing and the law, set against the setting of three distinctive cutting edge reciprocals to the Old West.
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. In the wake of looking at the war against medicate related savagery along the U. This capacity has also lead stronger confidencehis potential prospects in directing a Bond film. More crime thrillers should deliver like this did. Greene gives great balanceand levity to their dynamic while keeping his character involved as areminder of the heightened sensitivity of their situation. When this Native American community is hit with a homicide it feelslike another tragedy in a long line of tragedies; their shock isreplaced with deeper sorrow, their outrage is replaced with solemndefeat.
This is an engrossing story well worth your time and money, and kudos to everyone involved for having faith that a discerning audience will find and appreciate it. Directed by Taylor Sheridan, this Drama movie received 7. Jeremy Renner plays his character like an old timer western hero who knows the ins and outs of everything, a man of few words but gets tough when needed. The most haunting aspect is the character brought to Wind River by NickCave and Warren Elis eerie soundtrack, echoing the dark past of thefreezing land. It felt like they tried to recreate the amazing border shoot-out scene from Sicario also written by the same guy , only this time in the snow.
Two leads are adequate but nothing remarkable in the writing to lift or distinguish their characters. Renner, Olsen and Greene are excellent and believable, but in no smallway this is an ensemble piece whose potency and effectiveness derivefrom the palpable passion and belief of everyone in front of and behindthe camera. The less said about the plot is better because one has to see this film rather than read about its plot. Also having a crack at directing, Sheridan allowsthe snowy Wyoming setting to completely envelope the characters in aworld that feels like it has no exits, both physically and emotionally. Sheridan depicts aworld that is sympathetic and troubled at the same time, masking itstears with courage and doggedness. Olsen enters the picture as an outsider to the bleak region ofdespair that the American wilderness is portrayed as here. She mustlearn quickly in order to do her job or leave a possible crimecompletely unsolved.
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. Wind River is able to showcase Sheridans directing and storytelling strengths. And the fact that it's set in a very cold harsh environment just adds to the film's chilling effect. The vast landscape becomes more than a vivid backdrop, it becomes a character in the film. But her city slicker style does not prepare her for thedivergent law enforcement experience in the isolated Wyoming.
In the end, will this be a fruitful alliance? Before long, Cory will inevitably have to face his own past, while at the same time, both he and Jane are thirsting to see justice done. 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. Is this the best we can do to portray the suffering of Indian-Americans? Luckily she has Renner'slocal hunter Cory Lambert to assist, himself battling with a pastfamily disaster. The film scrupulously avoids clichés and is tightly edited with nary a wasted moment, yet never feels rushed or artificial in performance or plot. 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. The photography is perfectly rendered, celebrating the icy Wyoming scenery in a muted style consistent with the mood of the story. The vast landscape becomes more than a vivid backdrop, it becomes a character in the film.
Renner and Olsen are both in terrific form, the formerhiding his grief under a stoic veneer, the latter balancing big-cityattitude with a genuine desire to find justice for the victim. Renner and Olsen play a U. He tells stories about ways of life in dilapidated regions of the country. 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. An emerging theme in Sheridan's movies appears to be Tarantinoesqueeruptions of violence, sometimes near the conclusion. Complaints, I have a few.