Dark Waters

Dark Waters
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 6min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Todd Haynes
  • Cast: Anne Hathaway, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins

Robert (Ruffalo) is a corporate defence attorney who switches sides when a friend’s cattle are ravaged by diseases caused by chemical run-off from a DuPont plant. The spiralling narrative sucks you in, but it’s rather lacking in conviction, idiosyncrasy and suspense (Hathaway is wasted as Robert’s crotchety wife.) Still, interesting and pertinent.

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A tenacious attorney uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths to one of the world’s largest corporations. While trying to expose the truth, he soon finds himself risking his future, his family and his own life. Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway and Tim Robbins star in this legal thriller, based on a true story.

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Dark Waters

24 Feb 20203 stars

Mark Ruffalo is the unshowy hero of a righteous environmental drama from Todd Haynes, based on a true story

A public health emergency makes a big screen splash in the latest from revered filmmaker Todd Haynes (Far from Heaven, Carol). It boasts blood-boiling subject matter, has cinema's favourite everyman on the case, while the facts of the matter are laid…

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