Dark Waters Reviews

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March 17, 2020
Dark Waters is supposed to celebrate the temerity of a reluctant hero who became an advocate for the little guy, despite being employed by the big guy. At that, Dark Waters succeeds greatly.
March 16, 2020
The depth of the exposé and Ruffalo's subtle, humane work means the film is rarely short of compelling.
March 15, 2020
A relentless sense of dread propels this legal thriller to become the captivating watch it proves to be
March 12, 2020
Patient, procedural, potent, I urge you to take the dive and swim these Dark Waters. You may feel the need for a scalding hot shower afterwards and even then you might find yourself wondering what was in the water.
March 12, 2020
[Todd] Haynes is there, without displaying traits of his talent in terms of formality, but leading, directing the story to a successful conclusion. [Full review in Spanish]
March 12, 2020
Haynes gives us a movie of horrors and monsters, a lot more dangerous and presentable than those that live in darkness. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 11, 2020
Todd Haynes delivers an effective and overwhelming film. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 11, 2020
An eye-opening, unsettling slow-burn drama that shows the arduous David vs. Goliath battle against a giant corporation. There's such a consistent dread that'd make you feel sickened by the toxic PFOA & the audacity of the DuPont executives
March 7, 2020
Todd Haynes brings his virtuosic levels of craftsmanship to a lawyer-versus-corporation true story, with magnificent results ... ruthlessly compelling and compulsively watchable ... Every beat of this movie is told with integrity.
March 7, 2020
A gripping portrayal of a determined lawyer's battle against corporate greed from inside the belly of the beast.
March 6, 2020
The latest from director Todd Haynes is a factually-based epic that proves his most straightforward, even conventional drama, and yet he makes up for it with a great deal of righteous anger.
March 6, 2020
This is a tightly made film, and Mark Ruffalo is, as ever, excellent in the lead.
March 6, 2020
Dark Waters is the kind of bleak, urgent film-making that reflects the times we're in without flinching. A pessimist Erin Brockovich for the modern era.
March 6, 2020
There is, admittedly, a dark fascination in seeing how flagrantly giant companies mess with people's lives. As an expose about corporate malfeasance, Dark Waters is especially topical and timely given the findings of the recent banking inquiry.
March 5, 2020
It's effective rather than exciting and the narrative is more than strong enough to grip the attention even if it is overly long.
March 5, 2020
A fine issues-based affair worthy of comparison to the likes of Silkwood, The Insider and Erin Brockovich.
March 5, 2020
While worthy and important, Dark Waters is a functional, by-numbers legal drama that is illuminating without setting your world alight.
March 4, 2020
They say nothing sticks to Teflon, and in Todd Haynes' corporate conspiracy drama Dark Waters, you'll realise that not much sticks to evil corporations either.
March 4, 2020
The groundswell of dogged determination propelling this environmental thriller is so powerful that it deals effortlessly with the knotty tangle of facts packed into its plot. Much of this is down to the film's star and initiator, Mark Ruffalo.
March 4, 2020
That said, the inherent exasperation seems to accurately represent the endless setbacks, obfuscations, and heartaches inherent in fighting for corporate environmental justice.
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