Dark Waters

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

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Essential, harrowing true story of environmental crime.

PG-13 2019 126 minutes

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Based on 3 reviews

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age 12+

Based on 8 reviews

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Vital Message Affecting Everyone

If you have teens interested in the environment or social justice, this is the story of a reluctant hero who decides to do the right thing, no matter how risky it is for his personal life and career. Robert Bilott is a real life hero, a corporate lawyer who stood up for a farmer and a community poisoned by DuPont, which led him to uncover the biggest industrial contamination case in history. You will be appalled and shocked at the callousness of the coverup and the extent to which Forever Chemicals (known to cause cancer and other serious life-threatening health issues) permeate humanity and the environment while continuing to accumulate in our bodies. Ruffalo and Camp turn in outstanding and accurate performances, and the script is a tightly written and compelling narrative. Expect to want to take action. The film is a genuine wakeup call.

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