A chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation.
Wind River, the location, is a reservation high in the bone-white Wyoming wilderness – a place of “snow and silence”, as Cory Lambert (Renner) evocatively puts it. Renner, in one of his best roles, lends a weathered depth to Cory but also surprising intelligence to the character deemed “Sherlock Snow,” for whom a career of wildlife work has made him a detective savant.
A chilly air of isolation and desperation pervades this thriller, Taylor Sheridan’s (‘Hell or High Water’, ‘Sicario’) new directorial effort that proves he’s more than an exceptional writer. He has put together a talented Native American cast, including the venerable Graham Greene as a tribal sheriff.