Movie Review: ‘Wind River’

Taylor Sheridan, writer of Sicario and Hell or High Water, makes his directorial debut with Wind River, a captivating thriller centered on an unlikely partnership between rookie FBI agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen) and Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner), a seasoned hunter and U.S. Fish and Wildlife agent, after the discovery of a raped and murdered teenage girl in the desolate Wyoming backlands. The film itself is Sheridan’s third go at the oft-romanticized American West and the hardships the people who live there really face – drugs, poverty, violence, and a scarcity of resources and support.

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