The Reason I Jump Reviews

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June 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.
June 22, 2021
For some it will be a leap too far, but there's no doubting the sincerity of this beautifully constructed documentary.
June 21, 2021
Informative, illuminating and quietly moving.
June 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.
June 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.
June 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.
June 18, 2021
The Reason I Jump remains an interesting attempt from a cinematographic point of view, but is partly doomed to failure.
June 18, 2021
The Reason I Jump captures that idea in an unpatronising, optimistic way, while giving neurotypical people a preconception-busting wake-up call.
June 17, 2021
Effective at conveying the sensory experience of neurodiversity while educating non-autistic viewers.
June 16, 2021
The film is a fascinating story - a story all the same.
June 16, 2021
Well, it is an excellent and educational work.
June 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.
February 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.
February 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.
February 8, 2021
The film repeatedly emphasizes sensory details, at turns utilizing heightened sounds, a hyper-zoomed focus on specific visual cues, and even shots that try to stimulate one's sense of touch.
January 30, 2021
The point being that Naoki and countless others experiences the world differently, even better way than we 'normal people' do - a sensory rich world we can only approximate on film.
January 29, 2021
"The Reason I Jump," the compassionate documentary by Jerry Rothwell, is a surprising look at the autism spectrum.
January 18, 2021
The level of intelligence emanating from humans incapable of verbalizing these concepts is revelatory.
January 16, 2021
'Jump" reveals the reality of life for those on the autism spectrum and debunks a lot preconceptions. What a lovely film.
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