I'm at a loss to see why this film has been well reviewed.
It has a so-so plot, characters who aren't particularly engaging, far too many snowmobile scenes (did the director really think we'd never seen one before?) and above all it has a dialogue soundtrack that is unintelligible in too many places.
Cowboys and native Americans alike mumble or whisper far too much, sometimes hardly moving their lips - so there's little visual help from there. I think I decoded not much more than 50% of the dialogue.
Avoid it unless you can see it with subtitles. Even then, it's really nothing special at all.
Wind River (2017) 1080p YIFY Movie
Wind River (2017) 1080p
A veteran tracker with the Fish and Wildlife Service helps to investigate the murder of a young Native American woman, and uses the case as a means of seeking redemption for an earlier act of irresponsibility which ended in tragedy.
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The Synopsis for Wind River (2017) 1080p
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.
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The Reviews for Wind River (2017) 1080p
Unremarkable film with dreadful audioReviewed bycjct-51444Vote: 3/10
I'm at a loss to see why this film has been well reviewed.
Crime dramas have always been one of my favorite genres of filmmaking, especially the ones that take themselves seriously and pose interesting questions about life. Wind River takes the genre up in the cold, snowy tundra of the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. Gritty, brutal, and well-timed action, Wind River builds a simply structured crime film into an important conversation about missing persons with a great storyteller and one great cast.
Coming from writing the likes of Sicario and Hell or High Water, Taylor Sheridan is really making a career for himself. It's hard to imagine it's the same guy who made those short acting cameos in Veronica Mars back in the day, but Sheridan is separating himself from the pack in terms of his writing skills. I won't say that Wind River reaches the heights that either of his other two writing efforts did, but the sheer power of the subject matter of this film may take this film into Oscar season.
Jeremy Renner stars as Corey Lambert, a man with a tragic past, teams with Jane Banner (an FBI agent played by Elizabeth Olsen) to solve a murder. It's easy to label Banner as the "out of place woman who needs the help of a hardened man", because it can appear that way at first glance. But I'll view it as two people who cross paths with each other and end up working together to better their current situations. It also doesn't hurt that both Renner and Olsen have pre- established chemistry from the Marvel films, and dynamite together on screen.
However, I do believe that Sheridan could have done a slightly better job of directing the tone of Wind River. There were times where it seemed the actors were giving endearing performances and monologues, only to be sometimes interrupted by a subtle joke or a lighthearted comment. I think that just a minor change in direction of his actors would have changed those moments for the better. With that said, Sheridan's brutal touch of action when the film calls for it is impressive to say the least. It's those moments that helps put a realistic layer to Wind River.
Overall, Wind River is a grounded but moving take on murder, rape, and missing persons cases. Solid performances, sharp script, and nuanced storytelling, Wind River is a fascinating crime drama.
When actors decide they want to make the transition to the other sideof the camera and direct films, it can be a dicey proposition. It makesme even more nervous when said actor to director decides they don'thave the acting out of their system and want to keep acting, but with"Wind River," Taylor Sheridan (best known for "Sons of Anarchy," butalso the writer of both "Sicario" and "Hell or High Water" with thiscompleting his American Frontier Trilogy) separates himself in order tofocus on directing a wonderful based-on-a-true-story tale.
Jeremy Renner plays Cory Lambert, a tracker who works for the Fish andGame Commission in Wyoming who gets caught up in the investigation ofthe murder of a young Native American woman on a local reservationduring a series of brutal snowstorms. He partners with FBI agent JaneBanner (Elizabeth Olsen) as they try to navigate the elements and eventhe law as it pertains to the reservation itself and a very thin lawenforcement department headed up by Gen (Graham Greene).
I know there is not much to the above summary, but that is all youreally need to know about this film, besides the fact that I REALLYenjoyed it as one can do with the material involved. Make no mistake:this is a dark film that deals with very haunting subject matter, sothere is quite a bit of weight to it, but Sheridan treats this storywith the highest level of respect by allowing his very well writtenscript to drive it while still shooting it beautifully. To see suchbeautiful landscaping (actually shot in Utah) take my breath away whilestill understanding the danger of what the elements bring from thewildlife to the weather and even the inhabitants add a great layer tothe story, but what takes it to the next level is the score from NickCave and Warren Ellis (not THAT Warren Ellis) that frames each andevery scene perfectly without giving what is coming up ahead.
From a performance standpoint, I really dug the way that both Rennerand Olsen dialed it WAY back within their characters with Rennerkeeping Lambert simple and focused on the task at hand and Olsenshowing how Banner is just trying to do the right thing whileattempting to understand the situation she in AND asserting theauthority she has representing the Bureau. Greene gives great balanceand levity to their dynamic while keeping his character involved as areminder of the heightened sensitivity of their situation.
The Weinsteins' eye for film strikes again here, and I am also lookingforward to where Sheridan's career behind the camera goes as well. Forthis being the second time he has helmed a film, this is incrediblyimpressive and should at least be on your "need to check out" list ifnot all the way to "must see".