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Leave No Trace Reviews

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February 15, 2019
Leave No Trace is the perfect antidote for those wanting something other than multi-million dollar blockbusters and flashy awards bait.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
February 12, 2019
A tremendously affecting film that never resorts to cheap manipulation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 31, 2019
It's an emancipative, heartbreaking experience with humanity galore.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 11, 2019
[Director Debra Granik] presents a nuanced, thought-provoking story about life on the fringes, and along the way, discovers and nurtures another star-caliber young talent in McKenzie with Leave No Trace.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 7, 2019
As the father's doomed ideal collapses, the movie's conflict resolves into two competing universal impulses: the desire to be noticed and the desire to disappear.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 28, 2018
At bottom, Leave No Trace is about human bonds, and specifically the bond of parents and children.
December 26, 2018
Another great character drama from Debra Granik, who continues to impress with her Midas touch on character, setting and performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 26, 2018
...the film's quiet pace and beautiful cinematography (much of it shot in the forests near Portland, Oregon) perfectly complement the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 25, 2018
Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie astonish us in this emotion train which displays a primitive conflict that nowadays must not be uncommon. [Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 21, 2018
To call the film's lead characters isolationists seems unfair: they simply find their own human connections through privacy. Who are we to say what defines a home?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 21, 2018
With harmonious felicity, Foster and McKenzie trace Granik's story like a twig parting sand. She couldn't have asked for a better duo.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 20, 2018
America isn't broken-it's shattered. Every frame, every moment, every performance in director Debra Granik's quietly devastating and haunting survival saga tells us so.
December 17, 2018
Like Captain Fantastic from a couple of years ago, but with much more art, grace, and a sense of actual danger, Leave No Trace restates the male Gen-X narrative of protecting children from the outside world and their eventual reintegration into it.
December 14, 2018
Narratively, LEAVE NO TRACE falls flat, yet [Thomasin] McKenzie's performance is unlike anything that's been shown this year.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 7, 2018
The past decade hasn't diminished Debra Granik's formidable talent behind the camera, her deep emotional sensitivity, or her genuine fascination with a slower, forgotten kind of American life.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 3, 2018
The chemistry between Foster and McKenzie is brutal and together they have been the fundamental key so that Leave No Trace is one of those small films in dimensions but enormous in importance and depth. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 27, 2018
Headlined by twin incredible performance from Ben Foster and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, this movie just makes you ache.
November 8, 2018
Every single person in Leave No Trace is seen and depicted as just that: a person, a human being, a significant Other.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 2, 2018
Very, very good acting. I do wish some more happened, though.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.25/5
November 1, 2018
Debra Granik continues to peer into the grungy sideshow of backcountry American life.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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