Saturday, June 30

Movie Review: Wind River (2017)

Film Title: Wind River
Length: 1h and 47 min 
Released: 2017
Genre:  Crime, Drama, Mystery 
Rating: R
Where I Got It: Netflix


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.



This movie broke my heart in so many pieces. Such a beautiful film. 

This movie follows Cory who stumbles upon the body of a young girl from his town. Cory is haunted by the death of his own daughter and this brings up old feelings and a desire to help find the rapist and killer. The FBI gets involved with this mystery. 

There is a deep sadness in this film. Cory is dealing with his failed marriage and his daughter's death. Why not add the death of his late daughter's old friend? Poor guy. He just wants to live his life in peace. The whole town has it's own issues too and this is making it worse. All around sad. 

I really did enjoy the film, but I was a little annoyed that they fell into the typical plot of white guy saving the day. It seemed to work because he wasn't a perfect character. His skills seemed to be the major helping factor in this mystery. 

But overall...this film was done well. I cried and I was on the edge of my seat. I had to know what happened to that poor girl. The actors did wonderful especially her parents....they broke my heart. 

A good mystery and a good story. I was a little annoyed that they fell into the typical plot...but it worked out well and he really wasn't the main character so it wasn't a huge negative factor for me. I'll stamp this with 4 stars. 


Melliane said...

I don't think I know of this one but I should take a look at the French name

Blodeuedd said...

I had actually thought about watching this day ;D

Carole Rae said...

Melliane, a good one for sure!

B, yesss you should. He makes a sexy cowboy.