(a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

WIND RIVER is described as a "neo noir"; it is a murder mystery set on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. The atmosphere reminds one of FARGO, being a cold, bleak landscape, although with more vegetation. The investigators are the tribal police chief (played by the great Graham Greene), a fish and wildlife ranger (shades of LAKE PLACID, but without the humor) (played by Jeremy Renner), and an FBI agent (played by Elizabeth Olsen) who has no experience in the area, but happened to be attending a conference nearby and so was the nearest agent to the scene (also a bit like LAKE PLACID).

Released theatrically 04 August 2017. Rating: +2 (-4 to +4), or 7/10.

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