The Reason I Jump

The Reason I Jump

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A cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world, based on the bestselling book by Naoki Higashida.

2021Rating: M, Occasional coarse language82 minsUSA, UKBFI Film Fund
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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Rothwell... presents a distractingly aestheticised version of the sensory overload that autistic children experience.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It is an intriguing and empathic study, which could help all of us to understand.

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The Times

The Times

Informative, illuminating and quietly moving.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Sensitively made, thought-provoking and ultimately moving, The Reason I Jump provides telling insights into the neurodiverse worldview.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

(It is) effective at conveying the sensory experience of neurodiversity while educating non-autistic viewers.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

By opting for a measured and more humble approach, The Reason I Jump solidifies as less of an instructive solution than an empathetic work of encouragement.

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Vox

Vox

Each time we meet a new subject, The Reason I Jump avoids gawking, opting instead to gently invite us into the person’s world...

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The Reason I Jump expands upon the book that inspired it with carefully attuned and deeply compassionate stories...

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Variety

Variety

For many viewers, this compassionate, creative documentary will open ears and eyes in equal measure.

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The Reason I Jump | Release Details

The Reason I Jump is now playing in 9 cinemas in Australia. The Reason I Jump is available to stream in Australia now on SBS On Demand.