In the tradition of brilliant corporate exposés like Erin Brockovich and The Insider, Todd Haynes’s new picture, which scored 92 on Rotten Tomatoes, was inspired by a shocking true story. A tenacious attorney (Mark Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths to one of the world’s largest corporations—DuPont. In the process, he risks everything—his future, his family and his own life—to expose the truth.
“It’s exceedingly well executed and technically impeccable… Outrage mixes with despair in Dark Waters, an unsettling, slow-drip thriller about big business and the people who become its collateral damage. It’s a fictional take on a true, ghastly story about a synthetic polymer that was discovered by a chemist at DuPont, which branded it Teflon.” — Manohla Dargis, New York Times
“Todd Haynes’s artistry is hardly detectable in this environmental thriller, yet the film, based on a true story, nonetheless offers a stirring and infuriating story of brazen corporate indifference to employees, neighbors, and the world at large.” — Richard Brody, New Yorker
“It’s a perfect movie, and not the least of its power is due to Ruffalo’s flawless performance.” — Rex Reed, The Observer
Matthew Michael Carnahan, Mario Correa
Anne Hathaway, Mark Ruffalo, Bill Pullman , Tim Robbins
Killer Films, Participant