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Leave No Trace (2018)


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Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. The film is directed by Debra Granik from a script adapted by Granik and Anne Rosellini.


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Minimalistic, deliberate and largely silent, "Leave No Trace" clings to each word like an endangered species. It demands patience from the audience, but that patience is richly rewarded.

June 18, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

As a depiction of a certain corner of American life, Leave No Trace is vivid and true.

January 25, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Once again, Granik introduces us to a kind of family that cinema rarely captures believably, and she does so with a style that's both lyrical and realistic at the same time, anchored by a pair of unforgettable performances.

January 23, 2018 | Full Review…

It might not have the genre elements that helped make Winter's Bone something of a breakout, but Leave No Trace rivets and terrifies in its own way.

January 22, 2018 | Full Review…

The film is consistently at its best when it's attuned to a quiet sense of harmony between all things.

January 22, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

For fans of the director's "Winter's Bone"... this unconventional family portrait shares many qualities with the 2010 film, including profound empathy for backwoods characters and the discovery of yet another young talent in Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie.

January 22, 2018 | Full Review…

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