Tapped (2009)




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Documentarian Stephanie Soetchtig makes a stunning debut with this inquisitive and whip-smart address to the questions posited and yielded -- directly and indirectly -- by the big business of bottled water. Is clean drinking water an inalienable right, or is it a privilege like every other commodity? This question and many others are at the center of Tapped.

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Critic Reviews for Tapped

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If their stories don't persuade you to ditch the Dasani, vivid shots of how water bottle refuse is turning our oceans into "plastic soup" should do the trick.

Aug 7, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Watch this film and you won't drink another bottle of water.

Jul 9, 2010 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Illuminating, well-researched and vital. Documentaries like Tapped come along every once in a while to raise awareness, to inform the public and to clear the fog of propaganda.

Aug 7, 2009 | Rating: 9.45/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tapped

Briskly paced and covering all facets of the bottled water industry, Tapped clearly takes inspiration from An Inconvenient Truth yet also charts its own path. Major points to the doc for including dissenting points of view from lobbying organizations and for mentioning three major companies declined to be interviewed for the film. A much larger problem than an understaffed FDA and an industry that simply doesn't care is underscored here, one that the filmmakers may not have intended: if bottled water causes so many health, environmental and legacy issues, what about the rest of the products we use on a daily basis? That's the question with no real answer. And it's a scary proposition.

Jason Vargo
Jason Vargo

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You might never drink bottled water again.

Wu Chouin
Wu Chouin

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