Wind River is a decent, if flawed, directorial effort from Sheridan that showcases his strength as an actors’ director, more than as a writer.

Corey Lambert (Jeremy Renner) is a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agent – and divorced parent – who makes his living hunting/killing predators that prey on the animals and farmland of the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. One day, while scoping out the wilderness in search of a “lion” that has been feeding on local cattle, Corey stumbles upon the frozen, bloodied and brutalized corpse of Natalie Hanson (Kelsey Chow), an eighteen-year old woman from the Reservation – and someone who, along with her family and father Martin (Gil Birmingham), is far from a stranger to Corey.

Then U.S. government sends Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen), a younger ...

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