• Dark Water (2005)

Dark Water

Release Date: July 8th, 2005

DVD Release Date: December 26th, 2005

PG-13 |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

Dahlia (Jennifer Connelly) wants to move away from her ex-husband, Kyle (Dougray Scott), and take her daughter, Ceci (Ariel Gade), with her. Relocating to a dreary tower block, Dahlia and Ceci discover eerie, dark water leaking through the ceiling of their new apartment. Dahlia petitions the supervisor (Pete Postlethwaite) and the building's owner (John C. Reilly) to fix the leak, yet it only gets worse. Now having nightmares about the dripping, Dahlia is driven to confront the problem herself.

Cast: Jennifer Connelly, John C. Reilly, Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, Pete Postlethwaite, Camryn Manheim, Ariel Gade, Perla Haney-Jardine

Director: Walter Salles

Genres: Thriller , Horror

Production Co: Pandemonium

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures

Keywords: 2000s, Sacrifice, New York City, Daughter, Death, Mystery, Mother, Dark

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The new version is out of scale with the basic premise -- too much rain, too much water, too much doom, gloom and intricate eccentricity.

  • 60
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    With his stirring visual sense very much intact here, Salles sets the creepy mood eloquently, but the picture -- ultimately fails to reward all the little shivers with any satisfying jolts. show more

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    In a movie with more subtext than "Rosemary's Baby," nearly everyone, including Tim Roth as Dahlia's lawyer, harbors secrets. Salles unleashes a torrent of suspense for one purpose: to plumb the violence of the mind. show more

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