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Wind River also known as “Roukhot karrot,” “Terra Selvagem,” “Veju upe,” “Viento salvaje,” “Wind River - Gyilkos nyomon,” “Στα ίχνη του ανέμου,” “Вiтряна рiка,” “Ветреная река,” “Дивата река”

MPAA Rating: R-Rating (MPAA) for strong violence, a rape, disturbing images, and language.
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Primary Audience:
Action Crime Mystery
1 hr. 47 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
January 21, 2017 (festival)
August 4, 2017 (select—4 theaters)
August 11, 2017 (limited—45 theaters)
August 18, 2017 (wide—694 theaters)
August 25, 2017 (wider—2,095 theaters)
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What is like to live on an Indian Reservation?

illegal drug use by young people

trying to find truth amid lies

rape victims’ stories

shame and rape



death and the Final Judgment

Justice of God

Sin and the source ofhuman depravity

Compare to goodness and righteousness

Are you good enough to get to Heaven? Answer

How good is good enough? Answer

Do Not Enter

FILM VIOLENCE—How does viewing violence in movies affect families? Answer

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Featuring: Jeremy RennerCory Lambert
Elizabeth OlsenJane Banner
Kelsey Asbille … Natalie
Julia Jones … Wilma
Teo Briones … Casey
Apesanahkwat … Dan Crowheart
Graham Greene … Ben
Tantoo Cardinal … Alice Crowheart
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Director: Taylor Sheridan—“Hell or High Water” (2016), “Sicario” (2015)
Producer: Braden Aftergood
Elizabeth A. Bell
Peter Berg
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““Danger comes with the territory. Nothing is harder to track than the truth.”

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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “from Taylor Sheridan, writer of SICARIO and HELL OR HIGH WATER

US Fish and Wildlife Service agent Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner) discovers a body in the rugged wilderness of the Wind River Indian Reservation. The FBI sends in rookie agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen), but she’s unprepared for the difficulties created by the oppressive weather and isolation of the Wyoming winter. When she employs Cory as a tracker, the two venture deep into a world ravaged by violence and the elements.”

  • Violence: Very Heavy to Extreme
  • Swearwords: Extreme—“J*sus f*cking Chr*st,” 30 f-words, G*d d*mn (2), OMG (2), G*d, h*ll (5), d*mn (2), a**-hole (4), a** (4), s-words (10+)
  • Sex/Nudity: Heavy—
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Positive—Loved this movie! I am surprised it was even rated R, and it should not give Christians any problem watching it. Did not have much cussing (if any-I don’t remember a single one). This movie is rated R for the topic and violence that the movie is based around—which is rape and murder—but! if such things can be covered tastefully—they were done very well in this movie.

Some movies glorify rape and make it almost sexy, show too much of the women’s bodies, or last too long. This movie mostly presents to you that one has occurred without you having to see it very much at all. I would let teens about 14 or older see this movie, although they probably won’t enjoy it the way an adult would. The movie is all about subtlety and depth—not flashes and bangs.

The only nudity is a dead man frozen in snow that you see his butt cheeks. There might be a little in the morgue, but if there was, it was so swift I missed it reaching down for popcorn. I really enjoyed this movie. It had all the great acting and deep undertones of “Hell or High Water” without the vulgarity.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Average / Moviemaking quality: 5
Chandra, age 36 (USA)

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Secular Movie Critics
…Intense and thoughtful thriller “Wind River” will chill you to the bone…
Brian Truitt, USA Today
…the director deserves a prize for getting the riveting best out of Jeremy Renner… who gives his subtlest, most rivetingly individual performance in years here…
Robbie Collin, The Telegraph [UK]
…delivers shrewd insights into troubling American social issues in a punchy, action-and-violence-filled package… keen sensitivity to the rough winter conditions and limited prospects faced by the locals. …
Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
…an undeniably strong director…
Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
…Sheridan’s feel for psychology and setting are in fine evidence here. Wind River’s landscapes are forbidding and beautiful. …a fine crime thriller, with reservations…
Bilge Ebiri, Miami New Times
…a fierce, contemplative Western… [B+]
Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
…full of vast, scrubby expanses… You can hear the crunch of snow and feel the bitter chill, which runs so deep that it can be deadly. …his storytelling is meaty but efficient, and his pacing moves along at a steadily engrossing clip before ultimately exploding in a startling blast of violence. … [3]
Christy Lemire,
…humanistic crime drama… has more skill than excitement… immerses us in a place ruled by “snow and silence,” and uses the revelation of that atmosphere as the ultimate explanation of the crimes he’s unraveling. …
Owen Gleiberman, Variety
…Taylor Sheridan has crafted an uneven, but potent, vengeance film rooted in the death of a young Native American woman… All deliver strong performances, in particular Olsen and Birmingham…
Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
…A sparse murder mystery that infuriates as often as it compels, despite its impressive moments… Sheridan has a deep empathy for (most of) his subjects, but where the film falters is in his attempt to marry that empathy with the sudden, grisly violence that has already become one of his narrative hallmarks. …
Dominick Suzanne-Mayer, Consequence of Sound
…an impressive effort and an impressive result that opens up a world that most of us have never thought about and renders it with sorrow and vividness.
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle