Leave No Trace (2018)

Leave No Trace (2018)

2018 108 Minutes


A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips t...

Overall Rating

8 / 10
Verdict: Good
  • Leave No Trace poignantly flourishes in depicting a dynamically engrossing family bond. Indie dramas just keep getting better as the years go by. The freedom to be experimental whilst conveying a captivating story makes for a vastly enthralling ci... Read the full review »
  • ScreenZealots


    9 / 10
    There’s something special about director Debra Granik, a woman who can tell a story like the one in “Leave No Trace” with a certain type of understanding and grace. Her style is perfect for this material, a film that’s reminiscent of “Th... Read the full review »
  • Leave No Trace succeeds in being a massively poignant character study, and a deeply passionate ode to the ‘father-daughter’ relationship. The performances are raw, vulnerable and incredibly visceral. Thomason McKenzie gives an enormously engro... Read the full review »
  • Elite Reviewer
    The film is a methodically paced study about their relationship. It isn't steeped in sharp dialogue, suspense, or endless drama. It is not a thrill ride, but rather a leisurely stroll through the woods that takes a long time, though you haven't ac... Read the full review »
  • 2018 is quickly becoming a landmark year for independent films. Debra Granik’s “Leave No Trace” is the latest in this glorious trend. Starring incredible new talent Thomasin Mckenzie, “Leave No Trace” never reminds you that you’re watc... Read the full review »
  • WHAT I LIKED: Debra Granik's 'Leave No Trace,' is probably the most cinematic film released in 2018, as it relies almost exclusively on visual storytelling and physical performances rather than dialogue to tell its hugely moving story of a homeles... Read the full review »