Dark Waters Reviews

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February 17, 2021
Dark Waters has the filmmakers, actors, and story that should have made for one of the better films of the year. Instead, it's a mostly forgettable outing that doesn't do justice to its blockbuster revelations.
January 30, 2021
It is geared to outage and infuriate, to underscore that the big guys don't always win. It is marred by a leisurely approach and some paper-thin characterizations, but the David and Goliath story is compelling.
January 28, 2021
For the most part [Haynes] strips the movie down to process and righteous anger.
January 4, 2021
A must-see classical American tragedy that courses with sorrow but is never hopeless.
December 7, 2020
Regardless of the importance of the picture, the execution prevents it from being a project that will reach an appropriately wide audience; it's just not that engaging.
November 22, 2020
A quiet sense of outrage courses through this film and Ruffalo keeps it on track with an unassuming, tenacious turn that is a portrait of true heroism.
November 16, 2020
A fantastic central performance by Ruffalo, this is a film that will haunt you for a long while after.
August 31, 2020
There are so many interesting subjects worth exploring in a movie such as this.
August 16, 2020
With a tremendous, frazzled Ruffalo at its heart, also, the human cost of this crusade can be felt right to the bones.
August 5, 2020
Dark Waters is a harrowing, gripping film. Straightforward and zealous, its rich cinematography captures DuPont's environmental destruction of West Virginia.
August 1, 2020
Todd Haynes doesn't lend force to the narrative, weighing down cohesion until it becomes a routine product lost in the dark by denouncing the ecological crisis generated by a corrupt corporation. [Full review in Spanish]
May 4, 2020
Dark Waters value is made manifest in the way it mixes the tender with the anxious, presenting rousing interrogation of the contemporary world that feels too angry to ignore.
April 22, 2020
A friendly courtoom drama that spends too many time outside of court and inside Ruffalo's character. Still pretty decent after that. [Full review in Spanish].
April 6, 2020
Dark Waters is as gripping as it is terrifying, and it'll claw into your consciousness in the same way that poisonous forever chemicals have claimed squatter's rights in your body.
March 26, 2020
Sometimes, sometimes, Herculean effort does pay off...an extremely well-told story.
March 25, 2020
Haynes has made a whistleblower drama for our time, when corporate corruption has spread and even those of who believe in justice are beginning to have doubts.
March 20, 2020
...by focusing on the individuals involved, and laying out a compelling moral vision, Dark Waters also works as a powerful metaphor for those cases when persistence and compassion have pushed society forward.
March 20, 2020
Haynes doesn't control Ruffalo's conceitedness. Weepy, anguished Ruffalo has lost the ability to portray normal behavior.
March 20, 2020
Dark Waters is poignant, infuriating, and anxiety-inducing in the best possible way, and serves as a reminder of the importance of compassion and responsibility - now more than ever.
March 18, 2020
What has emerged is a recognisable genre film: the little man (or woman) takes on a big, bad, impersonal organisation in the face of overwhelming odds.
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