Wind River, a good western murder mystery

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  1. SwampYankee64

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    I just finished watching Wind River. Not sure who has heard of it. I think it came out in the spring, I picked it up On Demand. Basic plot is a US Fish and Wildlife officer that controls predator animals for ranchers in Wyoming finds a young girl dead in the snow on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The movie follows the story of how she came to be there. It isn't exactly bushcrafty, but there is some amazing scenery and the mystery has quite a few twists and turns. I would definitely recommend checking it out.
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    I agree good movie- snow scenes,shootouts and I like that Marlin he used.
     
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    Saw it a month ago on blu-ray, great film. Certainly up there for the better films with Jeremy Renner as the lead actor.
     
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    Yup, gets my vote as one of the better sleepers of the year. Gotta love that Marlin.
     
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    I just watched this. Very enjoyable movie. I like movies and TV shows where the environment almost feels like it's a main character, itself. Thanks for the recommendation. :dblthumb:

    In fact, I couldn't help but think of the show Longmire while watching this. A modern murder mystery series set in Wyoming.
     
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    Just watched on Netflix.

    Beautiful scenario. Good movie overall, but depressing.
     
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    Wife and I watched it last night, we thought it was really good.
     
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    Very good film- saw it on the big screen. The "flanking scene" was intense. Renner was awesome in Hurt Locker. Only the Brave with Josh Brolin about the Granite Mountain Hotshots was a very good movie too.
     
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    Thanks for the recommendation. I'll have to check it out.
     
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    I guess having worked in law enforcement, I picked up on the flanking and door before the action. I’m not sure if my wife is impressed with me or annoyed by me when I call those things before they happen.
     
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    I don't think you'll be disappointed bud. I would say the scenery is right up there with Jeremiah Johnson
     
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    Yeah, I thought the same thing. I really liked the movie, but then when Miss FBI stands in front of the door, you knew what was coming next
     
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    Great movie. I had wanted to see it in the theaters and finally caught it in Netflix. Definitely not a movie for the kids. Mature audience only.
     
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    We watched it last night. Great photography, but I couldn't understand a word the guy said, so it was hard to follow the story. Also, it was an interesting look into life on the res for the young people.
     
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    I watched it the other day, manly based on having read this thread. I enjoyed it. I thought it was as "real" as movies get these days. Renner's skills as a tracker we're reasonable and not portrayed "over the top" Graham Greene has sort of carved out a character for him self these days as a grumpy ole Indian guy. Kinda the same character he played in Longmire.
     
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    Saw it a few months ago. Kind of Longmireish but closer to the first season. I thought it was pretty good overall.
     
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    Yes, it's a great movie, but it also has a VERY strong message it's trying to convey. Being of native descent, this story hits very close to home.

    That message being the alarming number of native women that go missing off of reservations in America every year is horrendous, with absolutely no one doing anything about it. They don't even enter these numbers into any data base because "They're just native women", and in the overall scheme of things, natives still mean nothing to the government in America. The first time I saw it I was in a full blown rage by the end of the movie. This is an extremely normal occurrence on the rez, but the feds have jurisdiction here and like everything connected to natives, gets the absolute lowest priority.
     
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    I'll give it a go tonight while I'm on watch.

    Thanks buzz.
     
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    I watched it in the theatre when it came out. It’s a good show. I’d watch it again. Didn’t know about the statistics on Native American females.
     
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    They have the stats right at the end of the movie, just before the credits roll.
     
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    I think Longmire was trying to convey that message as well. Granted it's just entertainment , the movie that is, but yes a serious problem. Being from the east coast we don't have reservations like Pine Ridge for instance. Took my wife through there on vacation once. It's a eye opener .
     
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    It was a good flick. One of the better ones I've seen in a while.
     
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    Good movie. Loved that he used that Marlin.

    It's a travisty that Native Americans are still being treated like this.
     
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    I did some prairie dog hunting in 1995 on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, and it was a very depressing scene. It was highlighted in a special about drugs and rape on Indian Reservations, and the producers of it commented that there are a lot of vacated houses there that are the scene of many of these incidents. And there was a big casino on the Reservation - but no evidence of any benefit fot the impoverished residents. The Bad Deal for Native American people seems to never end, while our leaders chastise countries that engage in " Human Rights Violations".
     
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    Being a little bit Cherokee, and having lived around Navajos, Apaches, and Pueblos all my life, I have seen how hard life can be, on and off the rez. No jobs on the rez, and a lot of bad stuff to get tangled up in off the rez. Alcoholism and drug addiction really take a toll (just like in the movie). Drive around Albuquerque and you'll see a good percentage of the homeless people are native, and I'm sure most are addicts or alcoholics. It's a real hard life, especially for the women. I've known some on various jobs I've had and found them to be smart and hardworking, but they have to stay away from the booze and dope.
     
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    I think part of the reason is, that the Feds try to give autonomy to the Res hierarchy, and the 2 parts aren't sure how to handle the other. But, you're absolutely correct, the way reservations are treated is criminal. Whenever somebody says, "Hey we need govt to do or take care of _________" I always say, let's go ask the American INdian and see how well that worked out for them.
     
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    This was a solid movie. Taylor Sheridan (writer,director) has really found is niche in these neo-western movies. He also wrote Sicario and Hell or High Water which are both great films. Just an FYI in case you haven't seen this yet; he's written a new series starring Kevin Costner called Yellowstone. Check it out:

     
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    Looks promising. Thanks.
     
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    That looks interesting! Thanks for sharing otherwise I might not have know about it.
     
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    Whew, that was rough... Rez life is a depressing thing. I spent a week camping on the Pine Ridge reservation, and that was one of the most eye opening experiences of my life.

    Great movie, well worth the watch.
     
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    I've never watched the Longmire TV series but I've enjoyed the novels. If this movie is anywhere near as good as the books I'll have to check it out.
     
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    I watched it a few weeks ago. Just kind of stumbled onto it cruising Netflix for something new... I thought it was pretty good. Apparently based on true events as well.

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