Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Wind River

If you have not seen this movie, you are in for a treat. It takes place on the Wind River Reservation in winter. The location, the characters, the accurate use of firearms, everything about it, makes it a movie you should not miss.

Here's the trailer. Most of the movie is slower than the trailer shows, it builds up, but the violence is always there, just under the surface.


I expect some of you have already seen it. I saw it a couple of years ago. The sense of loss and grief it portrayed was honest and resonated with me deeply. It came up in conversation yesterday and I thought I would share it. If you're self isolating, this will help pass an evening. And it has the best advice I've heard in a movie.

8 comments:

McChuck said...

Great movie.
Shares a similar setting and several actors from the "Longmire" series.

OldAFSarge said...

A brilliant film!

Adrienne said...

LOVED this movie. Thanks for the reminder. I may have to watch it again later today since it's raining.

Adrienne said...

I might add that one of my husband's students was an FBI guy who was stationed on that reservation. Even though some of it was shot off the res, he said the optics were exactly spot on. Funny - he loved it there and would have loved to move there when he retired. The wife said, "Not just no, but hell no."

Old NFO said...

Great movie, no question.

Unidentified Victim said...

I don't buy movies because most are sufficiently forgettable, and usually available on one or another streaming site.

I bought the Blu-Ray of Wind River, and like re-reading Unintended Consequences and Cryptonomicon periodically, it gets watched with some frequency because it deserves it.

Pete said...

Agree - Very solid film. But tough to watch.

John in Philly said...

Finished our first watching a few minutes ago.
The commenters were right, it is a very good movie.