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Leave No Trace Reviews

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March 1, 2019
It's an evocative film that allows you to immerse yourself in the characters and analyze your own lives. It may not be a 'fun' film per se, but the emotional resonance is what I love about independent cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 26, 2019
Director Debra Granik does an amazing job.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
December 28, 2018
At bottom, Leave No Trace is about human bonds, and specifically the bond of parents and children.
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 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 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+
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
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
February 12, 2019
A tremendously affecting film that never resorts to cheap manipulation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
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