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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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  • 10

    The Shape of Water

    Friday, February 2, 2018 9:31:34 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    It's the best auteur driven "mainstream" film out there, that may not outlive Del Toro's previous masterpiece Pan's Labyrinth but may actually be a better film, having been sculpted from pure soul and an outsize imagination.

  • 10

    The Shape of Water

    Friday, February 2, 2018 9:26:58 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Wave after wave of brilliant film making encompassing every area of manufacturing such a work was brilliant. This movie deserves every accolade it receives.

  • The Shape of Water

    Thursday, February 1, 2018 6:37:30 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    This movie has a little bit of everything in it i.e. romance; friendship; crushes; secrets; family dynamics; emotional darkness; white lies; mild thriller bits thrown in for good measure and humour. Will it win Best Picture of 2017?.... it might due to its absolute uniqueness! I would give it a 3.75% rating.

  • 10

    The Shape of Water

    Thursday, February 1, 2018 3:37:13 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    The story was sweet. I can see the same person who bashed SW because they have women is posting in here. No again please. Weird story but sweet.

  • 2

    The Shape of Water

    Thursday, February 1, 2018 12:41:36 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    TSOW is a beautifully told story of a woman having feelings and an affair with a fish man. WTF? I guess beastiality is alright if told with great CGI and tenderness.

  • 3

    The Shape of Water

    Thursday, February 1, 2018 11:49:53 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Movie had potential but did not deliver. Needed a severe editing. Great theme of love between a human and a creature—both misunderstood, but a mishmash of unconnected plot elements. We have racial inequality, put downs of the handicapped, women’s “roles” , Soviet spying, treatment of creatures etc. Any one of these would be worth exploring, but not all of them at once. Most of the nudity was not necessary (for example the married couple lovemaking) and I really don’t see why movies cannot be made without the “F” word used in every second sentence. That was not how the sixties were! The man who ran the lab was just totally mean with no redeeming qualities. Octavia Spencer played the only realistic character and one we could identify with. Disappointing!!

  • 10

    The Shape of Water

    Thursday, February 1, 2018 10:00:47 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    The Shape of Water is a wondrous, sublimely beautiful film that is bursting with heart and overflowing with ideas. It is a unique creation, a testament to the vision of its director Guillermo del Toro. Set in 1962 Baltimore it's a multi layered film that operates on many levels. It is fantasy, romance and even a spy espionage thriller. Without giving too much away a sea creature from South America has been captured and brought to the US. A cleaner at the facility forms a strong bond with the creature. What develops is a film that will sweep you away with its heart and beauty. Emotion overflows and combined with the incredible design it blew me away. Performances are all outstanding but special mention should go to Hawkins, Shannon and Jenkins in their roles. They are truly superb. The score only adds to a film that is an ode to inclusion ,acceptance and love. It is infused with melancholy and hope, making for a very special two hours of cinema.

  • 10

    The Shape of Water

    Thursday, February 1, 2018 9:56:12 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    It's just fantastic that Del Toro's movies have such deep layers that go beyond the joy that a story like "The Shape of Water" provides. You can watch it just for the amusement or you can actually see beyond that and simply learn.

  • 8

    The Shape of Water

    Thursday, February 1, 2018 9:54:01 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    There was far too much nudity in this film, to the point of making it cheap when the idea was to make it starkly in contrast with the dark world surrounding it in richness. It also was a little tiresome and cliche that all of the protagonists were blatantly weird compared to the rest of society, or shunned. Doing so made anyone normal appear to be a villain, though that is generally not realistic. Other than this the film was fantastic, mostly because it is a visual marvel, the power of the dialogues given in ASL, and Michael Shannon's portrayal of a man who has everything and yet really has nothing inside really shined throughout the film.

  • 9

    The Shape of Water

    Thursday, February 1, 2018 9:52:40 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    just another fairy tale? we should also look at a film in costume, visuals, cinematography, music, production...