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Leave No Trace Reviews

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September 14, 2018
Granik's star-making instincts are as sharp as ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 10, 2018
This is a real, beautiful, quiet movie.
September 5, 2018
Like "Winter's Bone," "Leave No Trace" doesn't unfold with a typical Hollywood-type narrative. Instead of the dramatic highs and lows, it proceeds in a stately, evenly paced manner that smacks of authentic life.
August 30, 2018
My favorite movie of the summer is the quiet masterpiece Leave No Trace, directed by Debra Granik.
August 29, 2018
Serves as a reminder of all the amazing things American independent cinema could be if it pushed itself more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 27, 2018
I loved this film.
August 27, 2018
These are two empathetic people reconciling the fact their boundless love is no match for the widening chasm of personal urgency between them.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
August 26, 2018
Leave No Trace, in the biggest of ironies, leaves the greatest of traces upon us.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 24, 2018
Beautifully written and powerfully performed by the two leads, Debra Granik's Leave No Trace is a subtle moving story with complexity and heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 24, 2018
Foster really is the big surprise here -- and I'm not even singling him out as the best thing in the movie... You feel for him, you feel for his struggle.
August 23, 2018
One of the most gentle and unique films to be released so far in 2018.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 23, 2018
I was completely immersed in Leave No Trace. The pacing is perfect and while I tend to believe that 2 hours is too long for most films, this one never dragged.
August 22, 2018
Granik's star-making instincts are as sharp as ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 22, 2018
Leave No Trace is an absolute gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 22, 2018
With genuine performances and artistically skilled direction and cinematography, we are brought into their world, experiencing their every thought and emotion and ultimately leaving us breathless and awestruck.
August 22, 2018
It is a testament to Granik's storytelling prowess that she sees no need to ratchet up the tension when the going gets tough for Will and Tom, and the film is stronger because of it.
August 22, 2018
The film captures the universal dynamic between teens and their parents, but the stakes are unfamiliar. Yet, Foster and McKenzie present a level of humanity that is timelessly authentic.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 21, 2018
As a coming of age tale it is sparse, bittersweet and desperately powerful - change is pulling these two interwoven lives apart, made explicit by Granik's empathy and unerring eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 20, 2018
Granik only sees hope and endurance in her worn out characters. They are people struggling to decide which future makes the most sense living in a country suffering its own identity crisis. Her optimism feels as essential as the wind in the trees.
August 17, 2018
Leave No Trace is a small film, but a quietly memorable one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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