MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 10,536 this week

Trouble the Water (2008)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 1,562 users   Metascore: 83/100
Reviews: 22 user | 62 critic | 26 from Metacritic.com

A redemptive tale of an aspiring rap artist surviving failed levees and her own troubled past and seizing a chance for a new beginning.

Directors:

,
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 15 Sep 2011
 
a list of 33 titles
created 31 Dec 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 11 months ago
 
list image
a list of 28 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 36 titles
created 6 days ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Trouble the Water (2008)

Trouble the Water (2008) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Trouble the Water.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Food, Inc. (2008)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner
Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide.

Director: Davis Guggenheim
Stars: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush
Documentary | Animation | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict.

Director: Ari Folman
Stars: Ari Folman, Ron Ben-Yishai, Ronny Dayag
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary examining the science and the movement to legalize cannabis as medicine.

Director: Jed Riffe
Documentary | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.

Director: Errol Morris
Stars: Randall Adams, David Harris, Gus Rose
Dark Days (2000)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A cinematic portrait of the homeless population who live permanently in the underground tunnels of New York City.

Director: Marc Singer
Stars: Marc Singer
Documentary | Crime | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An in-depth look at the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed in 2002.

Director: Alex Gibney
Stars: Alex Gibney, Brian Keith Allen, Moazzam Begg
Documentary | Crime | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Errol Morris examines the incidents of abuse and torture of suspected terrorists at the hands of U.S. forces at the Abu Ghraib prison.

Director: Errol Morris
Stars: Megan Ambuhl Graner, Javal Davis, Ken Davis
Super High Me (2007)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Stand up comedian and marijuana user Doug Benson documents thirty days of pot free living and thirty days of non-stop use to compare the effects of both.

Director: Michael Blieden
Stars: Brian Unger, Gary Cohan, Robert Gore
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there.

Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Werner Herzog, Scott Rowland, Stefan Pashov
The Cove (2009)
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Director: Louie Psihoyos
Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones
In Pot We Trust (TV Movie 2007)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Documentary examining the cases of five chronically ill people who have been prescribed medical marijuana as part of their treatment.

Director: Star Price
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Brown ...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Herself - Reporter (archive footage)
Ray Nagin ...
Himself (archive footage)
Brian Nobles ...
Himself
Wink Rivers ...
Himself
Kimberly Rivers Roberts ...
Herself
...
Himself
Larry Sims ...
Himself - Resident
Shepard Smith ...
Himself (voice) (archive sound)
Edit

Storyline

A redemptive tale of an aspiring rap artist surviving failed levees and her own troubled past and seizing a chance for a new beginning.

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 December 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Trouble the Water  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,606 (USA) (22 August 2008)

Gross:

$519,981 (USA) (3 April 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Hurricane Waters
Performed by Citizen Cope
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

life washed away
6 September 2011 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Everyone saw footage of Hurricane Katrina on the news. Spike Lee's documentary "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts" dealt extensively with the storm and the lack of response. "Trouble the Water" consists mostly of camcorder footage shot by New Orleans resident Kimberly Roberts before during and after the storm. Partly about the hurricane, the documentary also poses the question of what America is supposed to be all about if it lets this happen to thousands of people, most of them poor and black.

Hurricane Katrina, like the September 11 attacks (whose tenth anniversary is in a few days), is something that should always be remembered, maybe more so. It showed how detached the government had become from its most vulnerable citizens. The collapse of the levees and subsequent flooding of the Lower Ninth Ward became an excuse to dismantle New Orleans's public school system and replace it with vouchers. The documentary is even more relevant now, after Louisiana got a second strike in the form of the Deepwater Horizon spill.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
An excellent film - what's with that rating?? MotherGinSling
What's the title of the song in the trailer?? Please! Moscow113
How did this film come about? jimbenben
This film must be seen msnell10
This documentary touched me... tc011080
Mississippian katrinasos
Discuss Trouble the Water (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page