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The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

Score: 7.45 / 10

Release Date: December 08, 2017
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Producer: Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer
Running Time: 123 minutes

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The Shape of Water movie reviews

  • 10

    The Shape of Water

    Friday, January 26, 2018 11:51:03 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    A beautifully unusual film. A fairy tale for adults.

  • 8

    The Shape of Water

    Friday, January 26, 2018 11:37:48 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Over all a good movie, but it's gets a solid 9.5 on the weirdshit-o-meter.

  • 9

    The Shape of Water

    Friday, January 26, 2018 11:19:13 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    If Pan's Labyrinth is a nightmare, dark and overwhelming and fantastic, then The Shape of Water is a daydream. The entire film seems to float. It goes neither fast nor slow. It does not plod nor rush, and yet it somehow feels much shorter than its 2 hr run time. Although it does not shy away from violence, Shape of Water seems much less interested in the violent aspects of humanity than its predecessors. The core of this movie is really love. It is much more a romance than a horror film, more in line with Crimson Peak than say Hell Boy, Cronos, Blade, or even Pan's Labyrinth. This isn't a bad thing. It is actually quite beautiful. Del Toro, here, is sweet and thoughtful. He delves into sex in a way that he has not done before, and although there is more of it than I expected, it is always done tastefully and with purpose. It is romantic rather than a salacious movie. All in all, I loved it and could stand to see more films like it.

  • 8

    The Shape of Water

    Friday, January 26, 2018 11:08:54 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Creature of the Black Lagoon by way of Cinemax shot in the style of Amélie....and its good.

  • 7

    The Shape of Water

    Friday, January 26, 2018 9:38:36 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    In general is a great movie to see, but in detail there is some weird situations :) , but well it is just a Tale

  • 9

    The Shape of Water

    Friday, January 26, 2018 9:10:26 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    I saw "The Shape of Water" last night. It was absolutely phenomenal. I must give Sally Hawkins for playing a challenging character, who played a deaf Janitor who befriends a Gill-Man. And I also must give credit to Richard Jenkins who basically had some funny lines. I smell a potential Best Picture winner.

  • 9

    The Shape of Water

    Friday, January 26, 2018 8:57:01 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Guillermo del Toro's most accessible film to date. On the paper, this premise is so bizarre that, I imagine, even the most talented and imaginative filmmaker would have a hard time turning this into a watchable film. This is a story only del Toro could pull off. And he did it so brilliantly. It is a dark fairy tale, a beautiful love story, and a love letter to classic movies from the 40s and 50s. Sally Hawkins is just marvelous and her performance is what made this unusual romance work. I'm simply in awe. Loved it!

  • 10

    The Shape of Water

    Friday, January 26, 2018 2:28:45 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Good movie. :)

  • 9

    The Shape of Water

    Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:52:23 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    One of my Top Two films of the year! When it's over, you'll say, "What did I just see?" You'll be glad you did and you will never forget it! A love story like none other. 13 Oscar nominations, my vote for Best Picture, Director and Actress. You must see it twice!

  • 9

    The Shape of Water

    Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:21:04 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Disturbingly Beautiful. Well what Can I say.... A love story like never seen before. Sally Hawkins needs to win an Oscar at least once in her career because the description "Outstanding" is minimal for her level. The story is absolutely beautiful, even the small hidden details about each character makes them individually unique. I just wish there was more contact between them. I wanted to see more in this infinite love story. The ending was phenomenal!!