Wind River

Review: Wind River

10 Sep 17

You are not in call-for-backup country now, FBI girl

A dangerous and unforgiving landscape breeds dangerous men. Women beware. This is the unspoken assumption behind most Westerns, and also behind this film. In winter, on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, a dead barefoot girl has been found miles from the nearest building. The local police, an FBI agent and a hunter investigate.

While the investigation starts slowly, it climaxes in a great set piece gun fight. The tone is one of slow despair at the future for Native Americans especially teenagers and young people.