Wind River
Wind River (2017)

WIND RIVER is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 4, 2017
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Wind River lures viewers into a character-driven mystery with smart writing, a strong cast, and a skillfully rendered setting that delivers the bitter chill promised by its title.

Adam Graham
Detroit News

Bundle up: "Wind River" will blow you away.

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

The pace was breakneck in Sheridan's previous thrillers, but in this whodunit the mood is more ruminative and the dialogue is portentous.

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John Urbancich
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Renner, particularly, is terrific as a man who knows his job -- and the vast territory -- inside and out, but remains reluctant to get too involved due to some deep-seated family history of his own.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

[Wind River] is still a film worth seeing-as, one hopes, will be whatever films lie in Sheridan's promising future.

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John Wenzel
Denver Post

Sheridan has professed admiration for Clint Eastwood's towering anti-Western "Unforgiven" and dark-night-of-the-soul dramas from Michael Mann. Both are reference points for his adept mix of masculine posturing and wounded soul-searching.

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Randall King
Winnipeg Free Press

Especially notable is [Gil] Birmingham. The actor is 64. Is that too late to be considered a breakout star?

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Bob Mondello

[Taylor] Sheridan paints a searing picture of life on society's margins - people who live with 'silence and snow' and not much else.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

The cause is just and the ambition is admirable, but the result is middling in both the writing and directing departments.

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Piers Marchant
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

It might not get as much Oscar attention as his previous films, but it will still add to his luster.

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Glenn Gaylord
A MYSTERY TO ME - My Review of WIND RIVER (2 1/2 Stars) Last year, Taylor Sheridan received a well-deserved Oscar nomination for one of my favorite films of… More
Bradley J
Jeremy Renner once again proves his acting chops with a skillfully subtle performance. He isn't forcing his masculinity on everything he does much like a… More
John C
After Sicario and Hell or High Water we knew Taylor Sheridan could craft great scripts and in Wind River he adds the title of director as well with an eye and… More