The Shape of Water Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 618

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 49

Theatrical Release Date: 12/22/2017

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 03/13/2018

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Fantasy

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Actors: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones

Plot: Set against the backdrop of the Cold War - Elisa works in a highly classified and isolated secret government facility. Her days are as cold and lonely as the place she works but everything changes when she and her co-worker, Zelda, uncover secret classified experiment. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
3/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/16/2018

A love story that could only come from Guillermo del Toro. A deft mix of fantasy, drama and romance with a fantastic lead in Sally Hawkins, with likewise excellent performances from Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins and Michael Stuhlbarg. It can get a bit weird, but overall del Toro once again proves he is the master of fantasy.

Rating of
3/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 04/14/2018

"The Shape of Water" is a whimsical and wondrously filmed mixture of romance, fantasy, science fiction, and a slight dash of Del Toro's plain old weirdness.

Rating of
3.5/4

whatch22 - wrote on 03/21/2018

The Shape of Water is a stunning ensemble effort, as Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Stuhlbarg and Michael Shannon offer fine performances while the breathtaking work from Hawkins and Jones anchors, enrich and enhance the film.

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Rating of
2.5/4

"Free Willy" for adults this time.

ikkegoemikke - wrote on 03/31/2018

“The natives in the Amazon worshipped it.
Like a god.
We need to take it apart, learn how it works.”

I’ve watched this movie the night before the Oscar ceremony, because I could feel it in my bones this film would possibly win that coveted statuette. Initially, I didn’t want to post my opinion about this winner. But as I had partially written down my opinion, I thought I would smooth off the rough edges and post it anyway. To be honest, I’m not part of the great crowd of admirers of “The shape of water“. Even though I was looking forward to it with great expectations and knew it was a creation made by Guillermo del Toro (I appreciated his previous films) I was only moderately enthusiastic about it. In the end I stayed behind with a “that’s it ?” feeling. Why the jurors of the …

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Movie Star

Rating of
3/4

Tenderness in Uexpected Romance

cacb3995 - wrote on 01/17/2018

I’ve seen Guillermo del Toro’s latest phantasy drama, cold war era period piece, interspecies romance: a delightful celebration of love in and of itself. Emerging as an early Oscar frontrunner, the film tells the story of Elisa (Sally Hawkins), a mute woman who works at a government’s facility as a cleaning lady in the early 1960s. She discovers that in the facilities a marine creature (Doug Jones) of an unknown species is being held captive. Colonel Richard Strickland (Michael Shannon) pretends to dissect this creature in order to gain favour from his superiors, something that Elisa isn’t willing to let happen.

Del Toro moves away from the mecha-kaiju spectacle to the territory in which he operates best, and that is a fantasy drama that is sweet and deeply personal. His vision …

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