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The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

Score: 7.38 / 10

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
Rating: 14A
Running Time: 123 minutes

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The Shape of Water movie reviews

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    The Shape of Water

    Monday, January 22, 2018 3:28:19 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    What? Is Hollywood now pushing a cross species love agenda? What’s next animal porn?

  • 9

    The Shape of Water

    Saturday, January 20, 2018 10:09:22 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    NOT TO BE MISSED! VISIONARY. A LOVE STORY LIKE NO OTHER. BRAVO!

  • 8

    The Shape of Water

    Saturday, January 20, 2018 7:52:13 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Lovely and strange, The Shape of Water is a thoroughly unique and entrancing film, if one that could have used a little more subtlety and a little less violence. Sally Hawkins is captivating as a mute woman who befriends a fish man, and their relationship is the film's highlight. The film becomes a water ballet of romance, but the relationship goes from 0 to 100 really fast, not allowing for much growth before pure love takes over. But the film is gorgeous to behold and the plot, while rather predictable, is engaging and magical, making room for some charming musical detours. Supporting actors Octavia Spencer and Richard Jenkins turn in solid work and Michael Shannon is demented as the villain of the piece, however, del Toro occasionally lets his campy and over-the-top tendencies get in the way. The film is needlessly violent in a few scenes and a sense of quiet intimacy would have put the film on another level. As such, the film never reaches the emotional heights it intends to. Still, there isn't anything quite like The Shape of Water in cinemas currently and the actors and lovely score deserve recognition here.

  • 9

    The Shape of Water

    Saturday, January 20, 2018 7:46:52 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    This is a very "out there" movie. In many ways, it defies explanation. But there's something so remarkable and beautiful about it that it doesn't really matter. It's a very simple story, and one that you have seen a hundred million times, but the way Del Toro's use of film language, the clever script and Sally Hawkins' magnificent performance keep things from being stale. The fish man is also very well done, employing the combination of practical and digital effects to make him seem just human enough to sympathize with him, and alien enough to make him seem otherworldly and unique. If I had to nitpick, there are a couple scenes in the beginning of the film that don't really lead to anything, but they're only about a minute long each, so it doesn't detract much from the film as a whole. Overall, it's a very strong film and really deserves recognition and admiration.

  • 9

    The Shape of Water

    Friday, January 19, 2018 6:52:15 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Finally I got to see this today and it was way better than I thought it would be. Super cool!!! I'd see this again.

  • 10

    The Shape of Water

    Friday, January 19, 2018 8:58:44 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    This will definitely not appeal to everyone as it's very off the wall but it really is a great movie. It's completely different than anything out there right now for sure. So strange is the story but beautiful to watch. The actors are really good too. And the music.

  • 10

    The Shape of Water

    Friday, January 19, 2018 8:26:03 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Film was so weird and so wonderful at the same time. Cool.

  • 9

    The Shape of Water

    Friday, January 19, 2018 7:53:43 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Worth seeing again, it's that good.

  • 10

    The Shape of Water

    Friday, January 19, 2018 7:35:10 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Exactly what I thought going in, AWESOME!! Great and weird story, and the visuals are unbelievable. It's meant to be seen on a big screen for sure. Still thinking about it, lol!!

  • 10

    The Shape of Water

    Monday, January 15, 2018 11:25:10 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    It's a work of art with a camera. The mood, the set, the actors. Probably as good as it gets... period