Wind River (2017)

Action & Adventure • R • Directed by: Taylor Sheridan • 107 minutes

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 Native American Reservation in the hopes of solving her mysterious death.

Other films by Taylor Sheridan

Viewer reviews

Great film, stuck with me
★★★★★
I had a hard time shaking this movie. Incredible filming, script, acting, etc. but some of those scenes you can’t unsee, which is probably the point. Really made me more aware to a problem close to my home. — corinnemvano

Cliche roles but good acting
★★★★
The tough guy who is good with weapons and the sexy (way to sexy to be credible) fbi woman who has to be helped because shes a woman and has no survival skills. Not very innovative roles. But the acting is good and the cinematography is nice. — Ursirakatta

Great Suspenseful Movie!!!
★★★★★
We watched this movie last week and thoroughly enjoyed it!!! Both lead actors were believable!! Shows winter life on a reservation and how brutal it can be. — Prodsup

Must see
★★★★★
Amazing story — ronnitauck

A rare gem
★★★★★
The best and most satisfying movie I have seen in years. Basically a modern western with great performances all around. Beautiful, just a true work of beauty!! Highly recommend! — Asantekamill

Excellent
★★★★★
Not a fast pace shoot em up movie. Very intense bringing out the charaters living where most would not live. — Abroden

Absolutely amazing story
★★★★★
Loved the movie from beginning to end. Very well written, and portrays by all actors. — PodFather

It’s Great
★★★★★
Real life drama excellent acting a must see. — Don in Hawaii

Outstanding - Directorship & Cinematography
★★★★★
One of the best films I've seen, from the beginning to end - the directing superb, the cinematography beautiful. The director captured so much in this film the plots, sub-plots & the unsaid words through the faces were just enthralling. — J Mark Allan

Very Powerful
★★★★★
The statistic at the end really blew me away and was a perfect way to end the movie. Well done. — Cassidy Kuppin

LeBron
★★★★★
Okay, who does LeBron James thinks he is? He wants his own Space Jam movie! He can’t have it! He ain’t Michael Jordan! He ain’t even worthy to wear the new Air Jordan’s! Space Jam is about Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan kicking some Monstar butt. It ain’t about Pepe Le Pew and LeBron James getting their butt kicked by Monstars. C’mon son! — Baritone2017

Good movie but
★★★★
Good movie but rushed ending — Raskul4

Wind River
★★★★★
Fantastic movie, very good acting and storyline! — Cassmillers

Great action thriller
★★★★★
Great action thriller — Romanfrenkel

Wow!!!!!!!
★★★★★
Just wow!!! You will not expect what's coming!!! Watch it! — MadanMax

Awesome
★★★★★
This movie is well worth the watch as it will keep you on the edge of your seat. — Peterroy12

INCREDIBLE, powerful, unforgettable.
★★★★★
Took a "risk" at the movie theater when my boyfriend and I saw this was playing and had never heard of it before. WOW am I glad we saw it. Incredible movie. Touching. Powerful. SO obsessed with this movie. I walked out of the theater speechless. Can't believe you can rent it for 99 cents right now, that's a crazy steal. I hardly watch things twice but I am about to rent it right now. Love it!! — lexim97979

Brilliant
★★★★★
Beautiful film. Heart wrenching story. Justice was served. — RYANHCSA88

Wind River
★★★★★
Gripping movie - cast is very good! — AAODTopeka

Incredible...
★★★★★
This is easily one of the most thought provoking, tug at your conscious movies I have seen in a long time. We've spent so much time on injustices for certain races in the US, we often forget about one of the great genocides and mistreatments on American soil. This was an eye opener and I am still in shock from watching this movie. This is a must see for anyone willing to explore more than just the comfortable, priviledged lives that many of us enjoy... Wonderful movie. — ehbob

Suspenseful and entertaining, best in a while
★★★★★
I don’t write reviews much, especially on movies but I felt compelled to praise this film. The film build on mystery and suspense. I highly recommend you just watch without any trailer preview because then the suspense will build better. Great scenery and for those like my wife there is a bit of “ok, that ended on a good note.” I would definitely watch this movie again. — APEX USER

Avenger Assemble!
★★★★★
Hawkeye and Scarlett Witch are on it! — #fangirlofallfandoms

Excellent movie
★★★★★
Not exactly a western but has some of that feel. I like the blending of cultures. Rennier is great in this. — Rebelman_314

Not worth 99 cents
★★★★
Caustion Important for Visually Challenged - due to nauseating camera work, you may become "car sick" motion sick from terrible camera shaking -- save yourself from getting sick like we did ! Dumb storyline and acting as well. IMPORTANTLY THERE IS STRONG VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND NEEDLESS GUN BATTLES. — nettalk

Great movie
★★★★★
I really enjoyed this movie. The suspense was amazing. It’s just a darn good movie. I rented it, but I might end of purchasing it. It’s THAT good!!! — chi1216

Wow
★★★★★
This movie is awesome, all the actors are in sync, and the story is riveting, a must see IMHO. — dbjlmc

Amazing movie
★★★★★
Definitely a must watch — Godvila

Full of Story
★★★★★
Amazing story that goes to your inner heart. Thoughtful telling. great motion picture and sad reality, portrait skillfully by all actors. — MKS88

Fantastic and moving
★★★★★
Great performances by great actors. The story itself is not very original, but it doesn’t need to be. This is about things that happen all the time. What makes this movie are the performances. Definitely subject matter that needs to have more attention, and I think they did it right. — darthelwig

unbelievable
★★★★★
Watching the movie I became so drawn in that I forgot it was based on a true story and at the end of the movie it shown the facts that there are no stastistics for Native American women and I snapped back to it being based on a true story and was shook to the core. — domonkey

Amazingly great movie!
★★★★★
Well acted -- by both leads (Renner & Olsen) and all supporting cast. Great & well paced story and sense of place. Powerful & emotional. Highly recommend! — mountain-biker-me

Unexpected
★★★★★
The acting was fantastic... Jeremy Renner should be nominated for his role, and so should Elizabeth Olsen. The movie and the story far exceeded my expectations. — tobefree

Surprisingly complex
★★★★★
Love this movie! The undercurrent of grief and complexity of the cultural/governmental/gender differences play throughout the film making this movie one that you should watch several times to pick up all the subtleties in seemingly mundane interactions that would not have been picked up otherwise. Love that this wasn’t simply a ‘guy has the hots for an out of town cutie’ kind of film. Very rich storytelling. Jeremy Renee plays his role brilliantly! Will recommend this to everyone! — Jensoden77

excellent
★★★★★
It captures the dynamics of rual relationships and survival. It was a powerful movie. Highly recommend! — Kallista

Jeremy Renner
★★★★★
Jeremy Renner is one of the most underrated actors in the industry. Would love to see him in much more movies. Get it done Hollywood. He won't disappoint!! But not cheap crap. He's has the chops for great drama. Oscar level. — Mike32457

I luv you Wyoming
★★★★★
well done! The Olsen girl was awesome! — scliame

Amazing!
★★★★★
What a great movie! — JackySia

Best film I viewed at the Cinema in 2017
★★★★★
Wind River is a stellar film, brilliantly written and executed. Jeremy Renner is the best we’ve seen him on the big screen. This movie is suspenseful, gritty, tragic and beautiful all at the same time. I felt like a changed man as I exited the theater alone since I have no friends. — Stu Dubb

Excellent
★★★★★
This movie is awesome. Scenery, acting, verisimilitude. Elizabeth Olsen is annoying and difficult to look at though. She has an alien face. — ccatalan

Poor acting and transitions
★★★★★
Sorry - this movie was a bomb. Acting wasn't good and transitions inside the plot were poorly executed. Don't bother renting. — Sanbocho

Fantastic movie.
★★★★★
One of the best films I’ve seen in awhile — Cookiedance7

It's solid.
★★★★
Good movie, story line, acting, etc... I liked it. — Marlins money

Not to Shabby
★★★★
I was uncomfortable in all the right ways. This film has a beautifully told storyline with a cathartic ending. Fantastic acting by all, with a wonderful underlying cultural clash. — KateGFunk

Good movie
★★★★★
I enjoyed this. Well made movie. Good acting, directing, story and cinematography. Highly recommend. — OC Goonies

Must Watch
★★★★★
Wow! U — Needs more improvement plz

Great Thiller
★★★★★
All around good movie. Take the time to watch it. — KAPtain

Great movie!
★★★★
Original plot, great acting and script. Fully engaged during the whole movie. — Obiepower

A wake up call
★★★★★
A must see. Thank you for making this film and beginning to tell these stories. — inspiredbyDocs

Not very good
★★★★★
Wow so disappoionted after reading all these good reviews. This movie is just meh. There is almost no tension during most of the movie, the characters are flat and stock, the main players in the story get almost no screen time and no development at all, while we sinstead focus on jeremy renner, who seems to have preicsely one facial expression. The exposition of the mystery is clumsy to say the least; it's probably more accurate to say there is no exposition of mystery - they just tell you what happened. The final scenes are RIDICULOUS. The acting is fine, but no better. The directing is workman. The dialogue is worthy of a fair TV police procedural. There is nothing new or interesting here, except hiring Native Americans to play Native Americans. Snow is the main character and seems to have a wider range of expression than the lead male. Skip it and watch Good Time instead. — zen breeze

OUTSTANDING!
★★★★
Great Movie! Awesome country! The action extremely well done and realistic. I would have given it 5 stars, but being a retired Border Patrol Agent I could not. I wanted to yell out "Back Track Her!" Back tracking her would have told the story, but then the movie would have been about 20 minutes long. Non the less, this is an extremely realistic movie with shooting scenes the mirror real life better than any movie I have ever seen and I served as a Firearms Instructor for 15 of my 33 years and also a Weapon, ammunition, holster and target spec writer for my agency. — USBP1969