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.
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.
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]
March 20, 2020
Haynes doesn't control Ruffalo's conceitedness. Weepy, anguished Ruffalo has lost the ability to portray normal behavior.
March 3, 2020
As director, Todd Haynes has few chances to show his inventiveness, and Anne Hathaway is stuck with that clichéd role, the wife frantic over her husband's obsession with his cause.
March 3, 2020
The subject deserved better.
February 28, 2020
Competent but formulaic, Dark Waters only really gets interesting in the third act, and then it ends
February 26, 2020
Already depressed that modern life is killing us all? Prepare not to be cheered up.
February 1, 2020
Everything here is so predictable and has a prefabricated feeling. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 29, 2020
I have the tiring feeling that I have already seen this movie before. I have nothing against it, but it lacks expressive strength, and you can anticipate everything that will happen. [Full review in spanish]
January 23, 2020
Dark Waters takes place over an extensive span of time, but its exploration of its central characters is far more shallow.
January 3, 2020
Well-intentioned and well-acted, but baggy and overlong, this work feels more suited to be a mini-series than a feature film.
December 24, 2019
Mark Ruffalo brings the persistent attorney into being, but his performance, along with the rest of the cast, is colorless.
December 21, 2019
...a bleak, formalist study of an undeniably compelling subject.
December 10, 2019
Akin to a zero-calorie version of Spotlight.
December 10, 2019
Hathaway has the unfortunate task of delivering a monologue that's straight out of Saturday Night Live's sendup of the reoccurring character Angel, the perpetually aggrieved girlfriend played by Heidi Gardner. The sentiment is virtually the same.
December 6, 2019
Dark Waters doesn't feel as urgent as one might like from a film featuring a familiar scene where a character looks over his shoulder in a dark parking garage.
December 4, 2019
This all-too-conventional 'whistleblower' saga, revolving around a sincere social activist, gets bogged down in dull procedural trivia.
December 2, 2019
Makes for a dreary, warmed-over-Erin-Brockovich drama.
November 28, 2019
Haynes' latest film invites two words one would never have imagined to associate with his work: "generic" and "forgettable."
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