The Shape of Water (2017)

The Shape of Water (2017)

2017 R 123 Minutes

Drama | Fantasy | Adventure

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...

Overall Rating

9 / 10
Verdict: Great

User Review

  • I hate to be that guy, but I didn’t care for The Shape of Water. The direction and special effects were top notch, but the fact that it won Best Picture at the Oscars puzzles me. Though Sally Hawkins does well enough in her role, Michael Shannon chews up scenery like a jaguar. You want your standard villain? He’s right here. Octavia Spencer was under-used and is at risk of becoming typecast. The whole film just didn’t fit together in a way I found believeable or all that interesting. It’s a twist on your standard fairytale, but is it one that warranted a film? I don’t think so.