Minamata (out Jun 3) is based on actual events and is the story of an acclaimed, alcoholic photographer (Johnny Depp) who travels to Japan in 1971 to expose those behind an environmental disaster. We’ve seen similar tales (e.g. Erin Brockovich, Dark Waters) that offer more in terms of engaging characters and narrative. This one is a little dull. Grade: B-.
Mini Review - Minamata
- Written by Matthew Toomey