Who doesn’t love a good thriller and that’s just what I’m taking a look at here and it stars Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen. So without further ado here’s my Wind River blu-ray review.
- Wind River (2017)
- Genre: Thriller
- Directed by Taylor Sheridan
- UK Rating 15
- Discs: 1
- Released By Sony Pictures
- Blu-ray Released: 22 January 2018
Cory Lambert works as a tracker/hunter for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming. Whilst out in the wintry landscape he finds the dead body of one of the locals. Clearly foul play is the cause of her death due to the lack of certain clothing. The FBI is called in but can only spare one agent, Jane Banner who arrives completely ill prepared for the wintry conditions. Will she be able to learn the identity of the murderer?
Style / Direction
The film is written and directed by Taylor Sheridan whilst the cinematography is handled by Ben Richardson. It’s shot in the wintry landscape of the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. This really gives the impression of just how isolated the community are and the lack of backup the authorities have to hand.
Music / Audio Effects
The music is composed by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.
Acting / Characters
Jeremy Renner delivers one of his best performances to date as Cory Lambert a hunter that works for the Fish and Wildlife in the Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming. He plays the role exceptionally well, his character is still struggling to come to terms with a loss of a loved one but manages to display a steely determination and do whatever it takes to bring justice for the people of this small community.
Elizabeth Olsen takes on the role of an FBI Special Agent given the job of solving a murder that she is initially unprepared for. I have to say she really does impress in the role managing to be very competent whilst simultaneously showing she is human and therefore affected by the brutality of the murder.
- Jeremy Renner as Cory Lambert
- Elizabeth Olsen as Jane Banner, FBI Special Agent
- Graham Greene as Ben Shoyo
- Kelsey Asbille as Natalie Hanson
- Gil Birmingham as Martin Hanson
- Julia Jones as Wilma Lambert
- Martin Sensmeier as Chip Hanson
- Althea Sam as Annie Hanson
- Teo Briones as Casey Lambert
- Apesanahkwat as Dan Crowheart
- Tantoo Cardinal as Alice Crowheart
- Jon Bernthal as Matt Rayburn
- James Jordan as Pete Mickens
- Hugh Dillon as Curtis
- Matthew Del Negro as Dillon
- Ian Bohen as Evan
- Eric Lange as Dr. Randy Whitehurst
Conclusion: Wind River (2017) Film Review
Make no mistake this is one hell of a film its compelling viewing right from the start. Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen produce exceptional performances whilst the cinematography is simply breathtaking. Add this one to your must see list.
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Conclusion: Wind River Blu-ray Review
With the film only being from 2017 as you would expect it looks stunning on Bluray with no imperfections to report. On the extras front there’s a short set of interviews with all of the key players plus a couple of deleted scenes. There’s nothing groundbreaking revealed but they give a small insight into the making of the film.
- Deleted Scenes
- Behind the Scenes with Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen & Writer/Director Taylor Sheridan
On to my movie rating for Wind River (2017)
- Movie Rating: MUST SEE
- Blu-ray Picture: EXCELLENT
- Extras: GOOD
Amazon UK Links
Wind River (2017) is available now on Blu-ray.
For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…
Clip may not be representative of the blu-ray version
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Summary: Wind River (2017) Blu-ray Review
Movie title: Wind River (2017)
Duration: 108 mins
Director(s): Taylor Sheridan
Actor(s): Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Graham Greene, Kelsey Asbille, Gil Birmingham, Julia Jone
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
Compelling viewing right from the start