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Debra Granik United States, 2018

Duncan Gray's rating of the film Leave No Trace

I noticeable step down from Winter's Bone, though they share an appealing method: a view of the strong-and-silent corners of blue collar America, where what's unspoken roils under the surface awaiting potent expression. This one lacks the fullness it deserves; too many rocks are left unturned. But the understanding reached at the end—about veterans, about America's go-it-alone spirit—registers as a genuine ache.