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Wind River (2017)
An FBI agent teams with a town’s veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
I’ve really come to enjoy Jeremy Renner’s movie’s the past few years (and not just because he’s an Avenger). This movie had good reviews and was at a convenient time (I love when a movie is far separated in times from other ones, makes for a lot less crowds), so we went.
The movie starts off a little slow but soon gets you involved in the story. Excellent acting from everyone involved, Renner, Julia Jones, Elizabeth Olsen and Graham Greene (who is also Canadian!). The movie deals with the rape and death of a young Native woman. Quickly we learn about the hardships people in the reservation called “Wind River” must deal with and how for some it becomes too much and they turn to drugs/crime.
The movie doesn’t shy away from issues Native people face with government/lack of resources/predigest ideas. I should say that this film is based on true events. As usual I don’t want to give away too much of the plot. I will say, however, that I enjoyed a cameo from Jon Bernthal and I was surprised how events unfolded during the climax of the movie. I will also say that while the movie is pretty bleak and depressing, there are some nice moments of humor and tenderness to break up the tension.
Excellent movie that I thoroughly enjoyed. It is great for a film like this to raise awareness on the injustices still happening to Native people in the US and all over the world. The fact that there are no statistics for missing Native women is disturbing and needs to be changed. This movie is certainly not for children, sexual scenes, a rape scene (which was thankfully not overly graphic but still disturbing), violence, blood and language, ages 18+. I give it a solid 8.5 out of 10, probably the best movie Jeremey Renner has done so far (and Elizabeth Olsen), a high recommendation from me if you can handle the subject matter.