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The Shape of Water

2h 3m
Drama, Fantasy, Romance
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An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.
The Shape of Water Poster

The Shape of Water

2h 3m
Drama, Fantasy, Romance
An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.
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Sally Hawkins
Elisa Esposito
Doug Jones
The Asset
Michael Shannon
Richard Strickland
Octavia Spencer
Zelda Fuller
Michael Stuhlbarg
Dr. Robert Hoffstetler
Nick Searcy
General Hoyt
Lauren Lee Smith
Elaine Strickland
Martin Roach
Brewster Fuller
John Kapelos
Mr. Arzounian
Madison Ferguson
Tammy Strickland
Jayden Greig
Timmy Strickland
Dru Viergever
Military Policeman
Marvin Kaye
Burly Russian
Jim Pagiamtzis
1960's Ad Man
Cameron Laurie
Car Passenger
Alexey Pankratov
Soviet violinist
Directed By: Guillermo del Toro
Written By: Guillermo del Toro (Screenplay), Vanessa Taylor (Screenplay)

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Nancy L Draper says...
4 years ago
This is a beautiful story, exquisitely performed! If you are not able to suspend disbelief and see truth in fantasy, I grieve for you, because you miss out on gems like this film. This story deals with loneliness, kindness, friendship, love, courage and nobility. As well as ambition, prejudice, corruption of power, cruelty and powerlessness. Guillermo del Toro wove a sensitive and beautiful story set in a sterile and cruel world. The performances are wonderful by a talented and accomplished cast. The production design brilliantly captures the romantic tension of the piece. I highly recommend this film and give it a 9 (superbly beautiful) out of 10. [Fantasy, Drama, Romance]
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Theli93 says...
4 years ago
Surprisingly overrated. It is worth watching once, but not worth a return visit. It is very predictable, right from the beginning. It would have been better suited as a made for TV SYFY movie.
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whynotzoidberg says...
4 years ago
In a word, _magical_. The Shape of Water is a beautiful and superbly crafted film with excellent writing, direction, art direction, cinematography, acting, and music. It's arguably del Toro's best work and easily my favorite film of 2017. **This is why I go to the movies!**
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Crxiq says...
4 years ago
While I can understand, people enjoying this film or even holding it a personal favourite the accolades it's getting and being passed as movie of the year is laughable. It has a very nice theme and setting which makes for a pretty looking film but the story is so one note with fairly one dimensional boring characters (the antagonists are so unbelievable) with a fairly on the nose basic story. Ignoring that the logistics and execution of the whole thing seems ridiculous and lousy what with how unsecured and awfully maintained the lab is etc. It's a passable movie to me with no rewatchability
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Featured User Reviews

4 years ago
Not just a love letter to the Creature from the Black Lagoon, but to cinema itself. Del Toro's _The Shape of Water_ is the "Who is the real monster?" question taken to the nth degree, with some some fascinating side-concepts that are explored just enough to be worthwhile. At the end of the day _The More
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4 years ago
GDT's first truly great flick. The R-Rated Family Movie schtick always came off as silly or had a story too dull to carry its own weight. Characters and morality are two dimensional; the world functions via cartoon logic. But the love story here is precious. Could be argued it's an apologist film fo More
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John Chard
3 years ago
Bend me, shape me, anyway you want me!

Guillermo del Toro directs and co-writes with Vanessa Taylor what would turn out to be the Best Picture Academy Award Winner for 2017. A much loved film that's not without dissention in certain quarters, it's a picture that warrants dissention but it should More
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