The Reason I Jump Reviews

Aug 2, 2022
The Reason I Jump is an immersive portrait of neurodiversity.
Jul 28, 2022
If you take it all at face value and as unproblematic, the effect is dreamlike and revelatory. If this is what it really feels like to be autistic, the words seem to open a door of perception. That’s a big “if”.
Mar 24, 2022
A moving and accomplished film that both inspires and educates, and ably demonstrates how individuals and families could benefit from more considered support and political policy.
Mar 2, 2022
The Reason I Jump serves as a graceful primer for those unaware of the subject, but may feel too instructional for those with personal experience.
Feb 12, 2022
The Reason I Jump will clearly connect the most with individuals who have direct ties to the nonverbal autistic community. The film remains impactful and worthwhile for universal audiences.
Jun 22, 2021
Its use of impressionistic shots to give an idea of how an autistic person might see the world is a bit flowery at times, but the film doesn't pretend the images aren't conjectural, and this in itself is thought-provoking.
Jun 22, 2021
For some it will be a leap too far, but there's no doubting the sincerity of this beautifully constructed documentary.
Jun 21, 2021
Informative, illuminating and quietly moving.
Jun 20, 2021
Rothwell uses the language of cinema - macro lens closeups, distortion, off-kilter framing and an evocative blend of sound design and score - to convey the autistic experience of the world.
Jun 19, 2021
Sensitively made, thought-provoking and ultimately moving, The Reason I Jump provides telling insights into the neurodiverse worldview. The result is a powerful documentary that presents life through fresh eyes.
Jun 19, 2021
An extraordinary cinematic experience that immerses us into the personal landscapes of profoundly autistic, nonverbal young people. The empathy it engenders is deeply felt and enormously eye-opening.
Jun 18, 2021
The Reason I Jump remains an interesting attempt from a cinematographic point of view, but is partly doomed to failure.
Jun 18, 2021
The Reason I Jump captures that idea in an unpatronising, optimistic way, while giving neurotypical people a preconception-busting wake-up call.
Jun 17, 2021
Effective at conveying the sensory experience of neurodiversity while educating non-autistic viewers.
Jun 16, 2021
The film is a fascinating story - a story all the same.
Jun 16, 2021
Well, it is an excellent and educational work.
Jun 14, 2021
Coming in at a mere 82-minutes, the film takes us on a brief but beautiful journey full of hope for a future where autism might be more effectively treated and understood.
May 12, 2021
There is a powerful sense of empathy for the caregivers, who are mostly parents.
Feb 23, 2021
This is a film that is all about connection, not just between parent and child but aiming to bridge the gap between the way those with nonspeaking autism perceive the world and the way that they, in turn, are perceived by the neurotypical.
Feb 14, 2021
I enjoyed this film as far as its entertainment content goes, but as far as journalism goes, I think it falls short since it embraces some controversial beliefs as facts in a very uncritical way.
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