Leave No Trace Reviews

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September 14, 2018
Granik's star-making instincts are as sharp as ever.
July 23, 2018
Occasionally uplifting and sometimes heartbreaking, it is nothing less than sublime.
July 13, 2018
Debra Granik directs with a touch that's as gentle on the audience as bees are to Tom. There is not a move, cut, sound, or deliberate stretch of silence that in some way doesn't advance and inform the plot.
July 13, 2018
The movie's steady pacing and first-rate acting keep us interested through a running time of close to two hours...
July 13, 2018
It covers difficult ground, but to say it leaves no trace would be a lie. It definitely makes its mark.
July 11, 2018
Leave No Trace might be described in social terms as a film about homelessness, but it never loses sight of the fact that what makes a home is the privacy people need to connect with each other.
July 8, 2018
Leave No Trace is one of the best films of 2018 and promises to make a star of McKenzie.
July 6, 2018
[Thomasin McKenzie] is a massive find. There is such wisdom in her presence...You can feel her seeing everything and taking it all in. There's such a naturalism to the way she responds in every single situation.
July 6, 2018
Leave No Trace is further evidence Granik is one of the most talented directors around - and Ben Foster ranks among the finest and most intense actors working today.
July 5, 2018
It speaks in hushed voices, makes few fast moves and requires the viewer to infer a lot about its characters - and also to fear for their safety.
July 5, 2018
Granik is one of the most distinctive filmmaking voices we have; I'd love to see her make more features but I'm also glad she takes the time to do them right.
July 5, 2018
"Leave No Trace" isn't a popcorn flick, but serious film buffs will find much to appreciate.
July 3, 2018
Foster and McKenzie are almost symbiotic here, with the young actress, a native of New Zealand, delivering a startlingly confident performance that is, by every measure, the equal of Foster's.
July 2, 2018
Debra Granik's drama about a damaged war vet (Ben Foster) living off the grid with his teen daughter, brilliantly played by breakout star Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, is hypnotic, haunting and one of the year's best
June 29, 2018
Fiercely involving in a way we're not used to, made with sensitivity and honesty.
June 29, 2018
Whether this insular relationship can survive in the larger world is the source of such consistent, compelling tension that you do not notice until this close-to-two-hour film is nearly over that it contains almost no exposition.
June 29, 2018
Foster and McKenzie are admirably restrained, acting mostly without dialogue, but with grimaces and twitches, glances and nods.
June 29, 2018
It's clear from watching "Leave No Trace" that these are people, and this is a story, that Granik cares deeply about. It's rarer than you think to watch a movie in which this is the case.
June 29, 2018
By the end, though, Will and Tom feel all too human. And their predicament will have you in tears.
June 29, 2018
An immensely moving portrait of a father and daughter who love each other, and who can't bear to be apart.
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