General Information

Glossary: D
Released Year: 2019
Runtime: 127 minutes
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Directors: Todd Haynes
Writers: Matthew Michael Carnahan, Mario Correa
Casts: Victor Garber, Tim Robbins, Anne Hathaway, Denise Dal Vera, Mark Ruffalo, Bill Pullman, Louisa Krause, Mare Winningham, Bill Camp, Annie Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey Grover, Kevin Crowley, John Newberg, William Jackson Harper, Amy Warner, Marcia Dangerfield, Kelly Mengelkoch, Brian Gallagher, Scarlett Hicks, Caleb Dwayne Tucker, Ming Wang, Sydney Miles, Mike Seely, Chaney Morrow
IMDB: Dark Waters (2019)

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 7.6

Reviews

90
Variety - Owen Gleiberman
What gives Dark Waters its singular texture is that Todd Haynes (“Carol,” “Far From Heaven”), who has never made a drama remotely like this, colors in the scenario with an underlying dimension of personalized obsession.
80
Screen Daily - Fionnuala Halligan
The subtle brilliance of its mise-en-scene, from 1980s Ohio boardrooms and rubber-chicken dinners to all-black wait staff and the casual discrimination against women, beds the story in the awful truth.
80
The Hollywood Reporter - Todd McCarthy
Successfully restraining himself throughout from getting fancy or experimental, Haynes has intently devoted himself to the story and his actors, with strong, unshowy work that ideally serves the tale being told.
75
The Playlist - Unnamed
It’ll be much too easy to bail on what is a very slow-building first 30 minutes for those watching on a streaming service in the near future. If they make it an hour in, they’ll be pleased to know that John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” is prominently featured, as any West Virginia film seems obligated to boast. But outside of that, the lack of respite is rightly suffocating and will be unfortunately repelling for those who approach film as a mindless escape.
75
The Film Stage - Unnamed
While Dark Waters often suffers mightily for being so inert, it always manages to circumvent lulls by embracing Bilott’s persistence, which works as an anecdote to corporate America, whose stranglehold over the country comes through in Edward Lachman’s deathly grey visuals defined by lifeless rural vistas.

Dark Waters (2019)



A tenacious attorney 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.