Reviews: Leave No Trace (2018)

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  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: Così come in Un gelido inverno, anche questo è un racconto di formazione, con una protagonista adolescente, costretta a confrontarsi con scelte radicali, che la spingeranno lontano dalla propria comfort zone
  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews
    • Excerpt: Leave No Trace is not just (Ben Foster’s) finest performance yet in a catalog of fine performances but a smashing debut for his young costar Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie; it is one of if not the best feature films I have seen this year.
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: One of the Most Spiritually Literate Films of 2018 with its refreshing depiction of kindness as good medicine
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Courtney Howard @ SassyMamaInLA.com
    • Excerpt: In a year full of films that explore the precious nature of father-daughter dynamics, Granik’s feature is a standout.
  • Alan Mattli @ Maximum Cinema [German]
    • Excerpt: Leave No Trace is permeated by the same sense of narrative detachment that was present in “Winter’s Bone.” Scenes pass by without unnecessary drama – but also lacking a noticeable emotional punch.
  • Brent McKnight @ Seattle Times
    • Excerpt: It’s been a minute since Debra Granik graced us with a movie. But when she gifts us films like “Leave No Trace,” it was worth every second we waited.
  • Jared Mobarak @ BuffaloVibe
    • Excerpt: Leave No Trace therefore asks the tough questions and accepts tougher answers. These are two empathetic people reconciling the fact their boundless love is no match for the widening chasm of personal urgency between them.
  • Kristy Puchko @ Riot Material
    • Excerpt: McKenzie’s performance is shocking in its confident nuance and seemingly effortless naturalism, making every moment feel bracingly authentic.
  • [New] | Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies
    • Excerpt: Deservedly up for awards in acting and directing, “Leave No Trace” is another in a series of films by Granik and Rosellini that deals with personal strength and willpower.
  • James Roberts @ Glide Magazine
    • Excerpt: It’s truly and stunning and emotional work of cinema. While it might move too slow for some audiences, those who don’t mind a more deliberate pace will be enthralled by the humanity of Leave No Trace.
  • Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    • Excerpt: An awesome off the grid survivalist drama.