WIND RIVER *Movie Review*
Wind River takes its name from a Native American reservation so large that it covers more acreage than Rhode Island and Delaware combined. With only six police officers to cover the vast territory, FBI agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen) and Fish and Game Department tracker Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner) step in to help.
The startling truth behind Wind River is just as dramatic; the danger on the reservation knows no bounds. A two year initiative to decrease crime failed: instead, there was a 7% increase.
Writer/director Taylor Sheridan uses the film to explore multiple issues: murder, missing women, and a pervasive sense of hopelessness in a wilderness where many don’t survive.
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