Frikin Awesome! That’s the best description for this smart drama from writer/director Taylor Sheridan. A possible murder on the Wind River Indian reservation requires FBI Agent Jane Banner (Elisabeth Olson) to lend a hand to the local police department. Being short-handed, she enlists the assistance of the local game and hunting official Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner) to help her investigate in the inhospitable Wyoming outback.
This mystery unfolds in such a way as to keep you on the edge of your seat and off-balance as the protagonists. All the usual tropes like local cops that resent federal interference are avoided, all the while loading the story with interesting characters and backstories. The story starts off at a nice pace and builds to an intense and satisfying conclusion.
Rated R for strong violence, rape, disturbing images, and language. [rating=4]