7.7/10
3,116
49 user 96 critic

Leave No Trace (2018)

PG | | Drama | 29 June 2018 (UK)
Trailer
2:35 | Trailer

Get Showtimes & Tickets

In 2 theaters near Ashburn VA US [change]

A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.

Director:

Debra Granik

Writers:

Debra Granik (screenplay by), Anne Rosellini (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Popularity
235 ( 75)

'Leave No Trace' Director, Stars Discuss Film's Intensity

Director Debra Granik, Ben Foster, and Thomasin McKenzie dive deeper into Leave No Trace, the father-daughter relationship in the film, and working with animals on set.

Check it out

3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Eighth Grade (2018)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

An introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year before leaving to start high school.

Director: Bo Burnham
Stars: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. Then they discover why.

Director: Tim Wardle
Stars: Silvi Alzetta-Reali, Eddy Galland, Ron Guttman
Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed.

Director: Boots Riley
Stars: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler
Blindspotting (2018)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

While on probation, a black man begins to re-evaluate his relationship with his volatile best friend.

Director: Carlos López Estrada
Stars: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.

Director: Morgan Neville
Stars: Joanne Rogers, Betty Aberlin, David Bianculli
Biography | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan with the help of a white surrogate, who eventually becomes head of the local branch.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A father and daughter form an unlikely songwriting duo in the summer before she leaves for college.

Director: Brett Haley
Stars: Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A priest of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past.

Director: Paul Schrader
Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Ethan Hawke, Cedric the Entertainer
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians.

Director: Desiree Akhavan
Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Steven Hauck, Quinn Shephard
RBG (2018)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.

Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West
Stars: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bill Clinton, Sharron Frontiero
Puzzle II (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world - where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.

Director: Marc Turtletaub
Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan, David Denman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomasin McKenzie ... Tom (as Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie)
Ben Foster ... Will
Jeffery Rifflard Jeffery Rifflard ... Vet at VA (as Jeff Rifflard)
Michael Draper ... Runner
Derek John Drescher Derek John Drescher ... Larry (as Derek Drescher)
Peter Simpson ... Police Officer
Erik McGlothlin Erik McGlothlin ... K-9 Officer
Dana Millican ... Jean
Alyssa McKay Alyssa McKay ... Valerie (as Alyssa Lynn)
Ryan Joiner Ryan Joiner ... Tiffany (as Ryan E. Joiner)
Michael J. Prosser Michael J. Prosser ... James (as Michael Prosser)
Jeff Kober ... Mr. Walters
Spencer S. Hanley ... Pastor
Tamera Westlake Tamera Westlake ... Devotional Dancer
Bob Werfelman Bob Werfelman ... Bob
Edit

Storyline

Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. The film is directed by Debra Granik from a script adapted by Granik and Anne Rosellini. Written by Bleecker Street

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material throughout | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

My Abandonment See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$219,140, 1 July 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,589,730, 16 August 2018
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A 4-H club is featured in the film. The 4-H Youth Development Program is the oldest and largest youth organization in the United States. There are 4-H clubs in nearly every county and state coordinated by each state's Land Grant University(s). 4-H also offers camps, in-school, and after-school programs. More than 6 million youth ages 5-18 participate each year. See more »

Goofs

Catering Assistant is misspelled "Assitant" in the end credit roll. See more »

Quotes

Tom: What's your favourite color?
Will: What's *your* favourite color?
Tom: Yellow.
[They sit for a moment]
Tom: What was my mother's favourite color?
Will: Yellow.
Tom: Maybe I learnt it from her. I wish I could remember her.
Will: She'd wish for that, too.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the best movies of the year, period
14 July 2018 | by Paul AllaerSee all my reviews

"Leave No Trace" (2018 release; 110 min.) brings the story of an army veteran with PTSD (Will) and his 13 or 14 yr. old daughter (Tom). As the movie opens, we get to know Will and Tom, who are living off the grid, literally, in a large park near Portland. They are chopping wood, tending to the fire, fixing a bite to eat. No mention of where the mother is. Then some days later, disaster strikes: Tom is spotted by someone, who call the park rangers and Portland Police. It's not long before Will and Tom are located and taken in for further questioning (apparently it's illegal to "live" on public parks). At this point we are less than 15 min. into the movie but to tell you more would spoil your viewing experience, you'll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.

Couple of comments: this is the long overdue return from writer-director Debra Granik, who some years ago brought the outstanding "Winter's Bone" (Granik did an under-the-radar documentary between these 2 movies). Here Granik looks at the impact of PTDS on an army veteran and his daughter. The veteran battles demons in his sleep, and restlessness when he's awake, causing them to move from part to park. This is a plot-heavy movie, so I really don't want to say much more than that. Just watch. Ben Foster brings an accomplished performance as Will. But the show is really stolen by the astonishing (and breakout) performance by relative newcomer Thomasin McKenzie as Tom, the daughter who wants to support so badly. Surely this is just the beginning that we've seen of her, and I can't wait to see what she'll do next. Last but certainly not least, the movie's photography (in Oregon) is colorful and lush, just eye-candy. Please note that this movie is rated PG, but in my opinion should not be viewed by kids younger than, say, 12. Not because there is anything "wrong" in the movie, but I guarantee you that young kids will simply be bored. So PG rated, but not really a kids film.

"Leave No Trace" opened this weekend at my local art-house theater here in Cincinnati. The Saturday matinee screening where I saw this at was PACKED, I am very happy to report (the 95 degree weather nay have had something to do with that). "Leave No Trace" is one of those rare movies that is 100% certified fresh Rotten Tomatoes. Yes, it is that good! If you are in the mood for a wonderful character study of an army veteran with PTSD with his young daughter, I'd readily suggest you check this out, be it in the theater, on VOD or eventually on DVD/Blu-ray, and draw your own conclusion/ For me, "Leave No Trace" is a WINNER all the way.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 49 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed