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Dark Waters (2019)



Critic Consensus: Dark Waters powerfully relays a real-life tale of infuriating malfeasance, honoring the victims and laying blame squarely at the feet of the perpetrators.

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Inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney (Mark Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world's largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything -- his future, his family, and his own life -- to expose the truth.

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Tim Robbins
as Tom Terp
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All Critics (230) | Top Critics (52)

A tale of the horrors caused by capitalism and how it empowers people into other avenues of corruption...

June 10, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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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.

April 5, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

...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 | Full Review…

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 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The subject deserved better.

March 3, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Ruffalo's performance alone is worth the price of a ticket...

March 2, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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