Dark Waters

127 mins
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Three-time Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight) leads this exposé thriller playing the real-life corporate defense attorney who took on the... More

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Dark Waters | Ratings & Reviews

"While Dark Waters may be watchable enough, and its true story rage-inducing, there’s a reason it didn’t trouble awards season as a winner (or even contender) itself—a competently told tale, sure, but one that doesn’t do much to distinguish itself from other legal dramas outside of its subject matter."


"Rather than rely on the flashy, here Haynes simply lets the terrible facts speak for themselves. It’s not a fun watch, but it is an engrossing indictment of commercial greed and disregard for human life."

New Zealand ListenerNew Zealand Listener

"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."


"… likeable not only for what it includes but for what it excludes: excessive swelling strings, histrionic speeches and ‘redemptive’ messages."


"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."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"A true-life tale filled with twists, turns and thought-provoking and troubling messages, Dark Waters is compelling viewing and a reminder of the irony of DuPont's famous slogan "better living through chemistry"."


"The bad guys have all the money but at least we have indie filmmakers and movie stars like Ruffalo."


"Seeing "Dark Waters" makes you wonder not why more people don't call corporations to account, but why anyone does. And makes us all the more grateful when they do."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"It's exceedingly well executed and technically impeccable..."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"As a drama, it's patchy but as a document, it's undeniable."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Of course we all hate insidious environmental destruction; it's valuable to have movies about that. This one works fine enough. But let the other less-talented filmmakers make them."

Time OutTime Out

"It's a sad but honest view of the meagre amount many people can expect from life."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Todd Haynes has made the first corporate thriller that's a call to action because you'll emerge from it feeling anything but safe."


Dark Waters | Details

M, Mature themes and coarse language
Drama, True Story & Biography
Country of origin