The Shape of Water - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Shape of Water Reviews

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February 15, 2019
Rare is the film that gets under your skin in both a disconcerting and gently warming way, but this is exactly the trick that The Shape of Water manages.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 8, 2019
The Shape of Water is weird and beautiful and idiosyncratic and mesmerizing. Magnificent.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 29, 2019
Let yourself be hastened into this unforgettable water slide ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 26, 2019
While it still falls short of his earlier triumphs, it's a step in the right direction for the Hollywood expansion of del Toro's unique vision
January 23, 2019
If The Shape of Water were purely focused on Eliza and the creature with deity-like properties, it would be a pure shot of cinematic ecstasy.
January 19, 2019
A crystallization of timeless themes with exhilarating emotional frankness, spacious humanism, and extravagant style.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 18, 2019
Guillermo del Toro's latest ask us about tolerance in a dark time in history where intolerance seems to be the root of all out tragedies. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 27, 2018
Neil Gaiman once wrote that America is no place for gods. But is it no place for fairy tales? Guillermo del Toro would say no.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
December 26, 2018
An undeniably gorgeous film, bathed in a radiant, emerald glow and fully embracing its early '60s backdrop that allows it to take on an old-Hollywood aesthetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
December 21, 2018
Want to see a movie that pulses with an abundance of pure creativity and vision? This is it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 12, 2018
[Guillermo] del Toro's love of nostalgia gets in the way of moving the story forward. It has a familiarity that hinders the newness and excitement of the downright incredible moments of character.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 14, 2018
Del Toro hits another grand slam with the production design, but the movie really wins because of it's honest approach.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 7, 2018
With its art-deco gothic look and haunting score courtesy of Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water is one of the most unique films to come out this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 5, 2018
The Shape of Water elevates beyond genre expectations... an unexpected, deeply personal adventure that will captivate any audience willing to give it a chance.
November 1, 2018
The Shape of Water may be the most stunning film I have ever seen. Visually, it draws you in with gorgeous creature design and fascinating use of colors. The performances are absolutely outstanding, and the characters are fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
October 31, 2018
Cinematic perfection at its purest.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 31, 2018
At its core, The Shape of Water is a film about being seen as a person without any asterisks.
October 31, 2018
[Hawkins is] utterly mesmerizing to watch even in scenes where she's not attempting to seduce a man-phibian.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5
October 30, 2018
The visuals are stunning ... but those visuals are even more memorable because of the tone of empathy that del Toro injects into it all.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 30, 2018
The Shape of Water is a lush, moving love story that sees a softer, tenderer side of Guillermo del Toro without sacrificing those qualities that make him one of the most unique filmmakers of his generation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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