Dark Waters (2019) - Bezil's Review

in review •  7 months ago 

Hello Reviewers, its been long I last post on here, so here i am again with a movie i feel you should watch. Here is a film from one of my favorite brilliant directors, Todd Haynes who seems to have established himself over the decades. Offering classic cinema and at the same time, offering sometimes crazy and poetic cinema, since the first time I came across one of his films, "Velvet Goldmine", I followed the director and since then, I'm always hooked.


Movie: Dark Waters (2019)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Todd Haynes
Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, and Bill Pullman

Synopsis: 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.

Review: The movie definitely does have a good script, that is rich and precise, to the point that it kinda look like a documentary. With "Dark Waters", Todd Haynes takes us into a cold and austere film, a film with whom he take his time to tell us about the immeasurable work of this lawyer who ultimately had no idea where he was putting his feet. Through, "Dark Waters", Todd Haynes takes the opportunity to talk about the extreme slowness of justice (this is what is most interesting.), The impunity of certain giants who can drag on decades of battles, to the point of using them and discouraging the opposing party. I really appreciate that Todd Haynes delves into an ultra realistic film, a film that does not aim sensationalism.


Although, being a good scripted film doesn't mean it's way too perfect. Dark Waters is a film that drags far too long. The judicial thriller is not really Todd Haynes' cup of tea, and even if the filmmaker offers a bias, that of realism, he gives us a scene that ultimately never really gets the better of me in his film. "Dark Waters" is a flat, linear film that lacks cinema. It is a film which has force to see sensationalism avoided, by force to see anchoring it in reality, it forgot to embark on us, to touch us and it ends up being as slow and detached as justice itself. It's a shame, especially since the feeling is quite paradoxical, even a bit annoying, because the scenario is interesting as I said, then beyond that, "Dark Waters", is very well filmed, with a beautiful photograph which gives it a little cachet and it is held by brilliant actor, Mark Ruffalo.

As disappointing as it is interesting, this passage to the political thriller, for Todd Haynes will not be retained. Admittedly, the film remains instructive, and in many subjects, it is very good, but unfortunately, for me, its just a one time watch kinda movie.

Movie Url: https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/552178-dark-waters?language=en-US

Critic Ratings: AA

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