Dark Waters

Drama History


A lawyer takes on DuPont for the poisoning of the water supply in Parkersburg, West Virginia with perfluorooctanoic acid.

"Dark Waters" is a grim story you'll want to know about. The plot is a familiar one of ordinary people fighting to expose corporate cover-ups. The central legal case took many years to prove and this detailed movie carefully builds the narrative. It takes some time but is effective in its appeal to make the perpetrators of crimes against communities be held accountable. If hopelessness grows while watching, it means the movie is working by engaging emotion... next comes outrage. Dark truths.

Anne Murphy

Wide Release 5th March 2020
Universal Pictures 127 mins

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