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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

    Sunday, February 11, 2018 5:06:45 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    A beautiful movie.

  • 9

    The Shape of Water

    Sunday, February 11, 2018 2:46:00 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    I went to this movie expecting to really dislike it. The story just seemed too bizarre. So glad I went. Yes...the plot is bizarre, there are so many things that I thought were great. I've now seen all but one of the best picture nominees for this year....and without a doubt, this would be the one I would vote for.

  • 9

    The Shape of Water

    Sunday, February 11, 2018 2:40:37 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Wonderful. Engrossing. Clever and Satisfying.

  • 10

    The Shape of Water

    Sunday, February 11, 2018 2:23:19 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Guillermo will win the oscar this year! And he deserves it. About time monsters got a little respect out there.

  • 9

    The Shape of Water

    Sunday, February 11, 2018 2:06:11 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    A tremendous, beautifully well-acted drama, with magic and mystery. Sally Hawkins is stunning, in particular, but the entire cast is awe-inspiring. The story has some challenges, and could have been stronger, but this is still one of Guillermo del Toro's best works to date.

  • 9

    The Shape of Water

    Sunday, February 11, 2018 2:01:55 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    In an age of Marvel and Fast and the Furious it's just oh so refreshing to come across a piece of film that is actually art as well. The Shape of Water is by no means a perfect film, regardless of it's Oscar nominations. In fact, at it's core it's a very excellent retelling of Beauty & The Beast. In film, and life, it's never about the destination. The journey is the story. This story has a journey. One that will keep you interested and wondering and maybe even spark some inspiration deep inside you that you never knew you had. This is a story of humanity and love and maybe moreover, who exactly gets to define what either of those things are. I haven't seen all of the Best Picture noms, but I have changed my mind from Three Billboards to Shape. Three is more than deserving. The story and performances are stellar and deserved of recognition. Sally Hawkins however, steals the show. He performance as a meek, caring, loving mute is simply masterful. The emotion expressed in her face and through every sign (sign language) can be felt by the audience. She seems to transcend what it means to connect with a character when all you can do is feel what they feel instead of simply agreeing or disagreeing. If Shape ends up taking Best Picture, I will not be disappointed. If any of you out there are on the fence about seeing this film, remember that it is a beautiful love story and not an action movie about a fishman. Don't watch trailers and immerse yourself in the world Del Toro creates. You will not be disappointed.

  • 10

    The Shape of Water

    Sunday, February 11, 2018 2:00:07 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Loved it although it was slow to start.

  • 2

    The Shape of Water

    Sunday, February 11, 2018 1:59:53 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Weird fetish movie.

  • 10

    The Shape of Water

    Sunday, February 11, 2018 11:10:10 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    One word: beautiful.

  • 10

    The Shape of Water

    Sunday, February 11, 2018 11:04:21 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    The Shape Of Water is truly what it means to create a perfect film. It's a story that would work in no other medium. No other director could make this material seem plausible, let alone phenomenal. Every actor could not have been better cast, there isn't a frame of the film that could be removed or added that would make it better. This is what it means to be a great film, this is the kind of art we so rarely get to see but when we do it's truly magical and will never be forgotten.