Dark Waters

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Mark Ruffalo stars as Robert Bilott in director Todd Haynes' Dark Waters. (Photo: Mary Cybulski / Focus Features)
Mark Ruffalo stars as Robert Bilott in director Todd Haynes' Dark Waters. (Photo: Mary Cybulski / Focus Features)

MOVIE:

Dark Waters

WHERE TO WATCH:

Showmax

CRITICS RATING:

4/5 Stars

WHAT IT'S ABOUT:

Robert, a defense lawyer, goes up against a corporation to stop it from polluting a water source and endangering the lives of the people. However, he is forced to jeopardise his life to expose them.

WHAT THE CRITICS THOUGHT:

Dark Waters, in its stunningly real and intricately crafted way, restores some of the original shock and awe to the journalistic genre of The Conspiracies Around Us That Are Truly Happening. - Owen Gleiberman, Variety

In Todd Haynes’s latest, Mark Ruffalo plays a corporate defense lawyer who switches sides to defend a poisoned community. - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

Issue-oriented movies aren't uncommon, but this essential drama feels starker and truer than most; it's patient, unafraid, and stripped of any kind of hollow self-congratulations. - Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media

Dark Waters is Mr. Ruffalo’s film, both in its gestation and execution, and his passion has been well served. - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

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