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Edward Burtynsky & Jennifer Baichwal

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About the Movie

Award winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, beautifully weave together diverse stories from around the globe that eloquently detail humanity’s relationship with water through the ages: how we are drawn to it, how we use it, and the magnitude of our need for this rapidly depleting resource.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 32
  • Fresh: 25
  • Rotten: 7
  • Average Rating: 6.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Always arresting and sometimes troubling, "Watermark" - aside from the odd comment here and there - neither lectures nor argues. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Apr 3, 2014

Fresh: A Canadian photographer dedicated to chronicling how man affects the environment turns his attention from land to water with mesmerizing results. – Peter Debruge, Variety, Apr 4, 2014

Fresh: It's the majesty and beauty of water at its most pure that stays with us longest. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Apr 17, 2014

Rotten: Watermark is a documentary filled with images both beautiful and wrenching, yet the film as a whole is a disappointment. – Chuck Wilson, Village Voice, Apr 1, 2014

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Customer Reviews

Low on content. Artistic, but slow and boring

The movie appears like an afterthought... it seems like the producers had a lot of visually attractive content which they put together to weave a story. But, the end product is a very slow, disconnected set of narrations that make little sense. There is no storyline, plot, or major take-always either. It was quite boring right from the beginning. Visuals are good and hence the extra star.

Emotional and informative.

The people that complain about how long it is are just part of the problem we all have these days. They love the visuals but hate waiting for the facts. Amazing. We have turn into a society that can't tolerate getting information unless it comes in the form of 30 second media bites. What they don't understand is that this documentary is trying to show you images that are supposed to convey a feeling. We are supposed to feels excited and amazed by this amazing planet that we have and how we are destroying all their resources, case in point... Water.

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2014

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