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Leave No Trace Reviews

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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 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
November 1, 2018
Debra Granik continues to peer into the grungy sideshow of backcountry American life.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 11, 2018
Ben Foster has rarely been better than he is here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 7, 2018
A deeply affecting tale of love and survival
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 9, 2018
Foster and McKenzie are fantastic. The authentic performances drive this beautiful story filled with hope and heartbreak. The audience is rooting for these two in a world that can be very harsh.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 17, 2018
director Debra Granik...has created a film rooted in realistic details of wilderness life that's a sympathetic but unsentimental comment on conventional and alternative societies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
October 2, 2018
Leave No Trace is a powerful and devastating call for help for ill veterans, a love letter to nature and familial love. Mackenzie is effortlessly lifelike in a stunning, delicate performance and Foster is as usual, stellar and dominant.
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 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
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 30, 2018
My favorite movie of the summer is the quiet masterpiece Leave No Trace, directed by Debra Granik.
June 28, 2018
[Thomasin McKenzie's] acting, like Foster's, is flawless, and their father-daughter rapport rings true from the film's first moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 1, 2018
Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie are sublimely cast, creating nuanced and indelible characters that will leave you in suspense about how they can come to terms with the world without breaking each other's hearts.
April 10, 2018
A profound story about love, family, loyalty, understanding, and compassion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 6, 2018
Shot on location in the Pacific Northwest ... Leave No Trace contrasts, in gorgeously evocative visuals, the green lushness of nature with the withered barrens of Will's soul.
August 16, 2018
There are few, if any, villains in Leave No Trace. There are no definitive bad or good guys -- just real people with real-world problems trying really hard to stay out of trouble and stay alive.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 2, 2018
Foster and McKenzie spark the same chemistry through their combined acting talents, an achievement made more remarkable given how little dialogue there is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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