The Shape of Water (2017)

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The Shape of Water

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Directed By Guillermo del Toro Guillermo del Toro Starring Richard Jenkins Richard Jenkins  •  Michael Shannon Michael Shannon  •  Sally Hawkins Sally Hawkins  •  Michael Stuhlbarg Michael Stuhlbarg  •  Octavia Spencer Octavia Spencer Genres Drama  •  Fantasy  •  Magic Realism  •  Period Film  •  Romance  •  Romantic Drama  •  Romantic Fantasy Studios &
Academy Award Nominated  •  Academy Award Best Picture Winning  •  Fox Searchlight Pictures  •  Academy Award Best Picture Nominated  •  Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Nominated  •  BAFTA Award for Best Film Nominated  •  Academy Award Best Cinematography Nominated  •  Golden Lion Winning  •  Academy Award for Best Production Design Nominated  •  Academy Award for Best Production Design Winning  •  Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film Winning  •  Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Picture Winning  •  Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture Winning
Release Info 2017-08-31T00:00:00Z August 31, 2017
Color  •  119 minutes R Rated R
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The Shape of Water vs. Argo

The Shape of Water Argo VS.

ear said on 11/5/2021

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The Shape of Water vs. Pan's Labyrinth

The Shape of Water Pan VS.

rewster said on 1/1/2019

"Pan's Labyrinth by a long way, it's a masterpiece. Shape of Water is fine but I feel like the..." more ►

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Comments (11)


nbrimmerbeller on 1/8/2018 Reply  · 


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nbrimmerbeller on 1/8/2018 Reply  · 

Not at all perfect, but beautiful!

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Zebula77 on 1/15/2018 Reply  · 

Del Toro's best after Pan's Labyrinth. Gorgeous to look at and has a beautiful message. Loved the score by Desplat, and the performances are really solid.

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RussIsHere on 1/27/2018 Reply  · 

What a masterpiece from Del Toro. I loved it

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hambone88 on 1/31/2018 Reply  · 

Man this was great, the worst hung about it was that I had to pee and there’s water in every single scene. Other than that it was great though!

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johnmason on 2/5/2018 Reply  · 

I wanted a masterpiece like Pan's Labyrinth, so maybe I set it up in my brain for a fall. Turned out to be...just pretty good. Certainly lovely to look at, but it's no Pan's, and I admit I'd rather rewatch Pacific Rim any day.

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ear on 3/5/2018 Reply  · 

I love this movie. It deserved the best picture Oscar. A timeless masterpiece.

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carayverson on 3/28/2018 Reply  · 

Just a manipulative, trite, empty film.

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LOR13 on 12/4/2018 Reply  · 

A majestic, otherworldly fairy tale about love and outsiders, that is visually stunning and boasts a beautiful score. Hawkins is captivating and Shannon turns in another great performance.

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Andrew784 on 3/30/2020 Reply  · 

Didnt do anything for me.

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midnight_hum on 5/9/2022 Reply  · 

A muddled and thematically overdone mess. In trying to say everything and champion every misfit or social outcast, this film relegates its talented cast to nothing more than minority figure tarot cards - The Gay Man, The Deaf Woman, The African American, etc. There are few characters to be found, only caricatures, representation of real and important issues boiled down to little more than thematic plot points meant to reinforce the larger story line, of the the creature who is trapped in the lab. Sadly, this film is too shallow for even its finned star to thrive in, much less save. It's hard to watch a movie when none of the characters live and act like real people. (Also, I'll never get over the fact that she fucks the Merman right after he eats her cat. Like what?) Very rarely have I hated a movie this much.

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