Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins Rated 15 Run time 126 mins
Mark Ruffalo stars as the principled lawyer in this straight-ahead, true-life legal thriller about the horrifying health effects of corporate negligence.
Working for a high-profile law firm, acting on behalf of major chemical clients, he is initially reluctant to take on a personal case involving a farmer from his home town who is convinced his cows are dying as a result of drinking water infected by a neighbouring factory owned by Dupont, one of the world’s largest chemical companies.
Riveting, responsible and unsettling, this is a first-rate film with Ruffalo shining in his role as well as having a stake in the material itself.
90% – Rotten Tomatoes 7.6/10 – IMDB
“The groundswell of dogged determination propelling this environmental thriller is so powerful that it deals effortlessly with the knotty tangle of facts packed into its plot. Much of this is down to the film’s star and initiator, Mark Ruffalo.”
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