Leave No Trace

108 mins
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A small mistake derails the ideal lives of a father and his 13-year-old daughter in this drama from Oscar-nominated director... More

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Leave No Trace | Ratings & Reviews

"The picturesque setting of Oregon’s forests, gorgeously depicted in Leave No Trace, is as alluring a place to escape to as you’ll find and a backdrop that’s the opposite of the industrialised American society Will (Ben Foster) has dropped out of. As the film opens, the military vet leads a minimalist life in a national park with his 13-year-old daughter Tom (New Zealander Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, earning every ounce of the praise leveled at her performance). Their existence is largely self-sufficient, conspiratorially secretive, and romantically rejects society’s dominant capitalist paradigm - but it’s also illegal, and as a consequence is brought to a close early on."

Flicks, Steve NewallFlicks

"For fans of the director's "Winter's Bone"... this unconventional family portrait shares many qualities with the 2010 film, including profound empathy for backwoods characters and the discovery of yet another young talent in Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie."


"[Director Debra Granik] made a film of grace and power, a story of people lost and found in America that often shows us at our noble and humble best. How rare and refreshing that is these days."

Vanity FairVanity Fair

"It's a movie that will live with me for a long time."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"This is a quietly enthralling film that never over-plays its hand, resorts to histrionics and contrived stand-offs or forgets to recognise the undeniable dignity of its characters."


"It's a film that never overwhelms but it lingers, leaving its mark on the viewer."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"The film's stunning cinematography and Foster and McKenzie's muscular performances save the story from meandering too far off track."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"It's top notch filmmaking and should not be missed."


"An absorbing, delicately directed and acted father-daughter drama."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"This is a movie driven by filmmaking, and [Debra] Granik's skill behind the camera drives a lot of the narrative forward. That and, of course, [Harcourt] McKenzie's performance."


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G, Very mild themes
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