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The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

Score: 7.67 / 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

  • 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!!

  • 10

    The Shape of Water

    Thursday, January 25, 2018 5:52:08 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    BEST MOVIE OF 2017 - NOTHING COMES CLOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 10

    The Shape of Water

    Thursday, January 25, 2018 8:05:21 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    If you like Magical Realism, this is an amazing movie. Suspend your disbelief and go in with an open mind. This movie stays with you, much as the brilliant Pan's Labyrinth by the same director (Benicio del Toro). Should get best picture and many other awards!

  • 10

    The Shape of Water

    Thursday, January 25, 2018 12:00:40 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Best film of the year. It is part thriller, part science fiction and part romance. The cast is uniformly brilliant in bringing out the depth of feeling from the characters. The audience clapped at the end. This film was made to be seen on the big screen. I loved it.

  • 10

    The Shape of Water

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 9:36:09 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Such an original, beautifully acted and scripted film. The entire thing is just so well done! It's a fantasy of sorts so you have to suspend reality/belief, but it is unlike anything you have ever seen and the world needs more love and kindness these days. Lovely, lovely film.

  • 9

    The Shape of Water

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 10:40:43 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Loved it, highly recommend!

  • 2

    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.