[Sheridan's] storytelling is meaty but efficient, and his pacing moves along at a steadily engrossing clip.
You learn to look for tracks and clues; it's a film that makes you a better viewer.
[Wind River] is one terrific, offbeat and heart-pounding thriller.
The core story is swallowed up by a series of increasingly outlandish plot devices involving drug runners and Tarantino-esque shootouts.
The mood is tense, the characters are well-drawn and director-screenwriter Taylor Sheridan has crafted some of the best dialogue of any movie this year.
Directorial debut of 'Sicario' screenwriter Taylor Sheridan turns the story of a tracker, a Fed and a dead Native-American girl into a sharp social commentary that knocks you for a loop.
This tense, convincing independent film is the most accomplished violent thriller in quite some time.
An actor before he was a screenwriter, Mr. Sheridan clearly spent a lot of his time learning about filmmaking on movie sets; his direction is assured throughout.
The homicide provides the pretext for the plot -- suddenly Cory, the game tracker, is tracking a human killer. But the subtext, and a powerful one, is grief, and living with it, if not getting through it