The Shape of Water - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Shape of Water Reviews

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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
October 25, 2018
While the genres don't always seem to be the right fit, del Toro makes it work, thanks to some beautiful imagery and a strong cast.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 22, 2018
I am head over heels in love with Guillermo del Toro's latest picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 10, 2018
The Shape of Water shows us that it's never too late to be understood or seen. Look beyond surfaces and see with your heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
September 24, 2018
It's about the way our sexuality reveals ourselves and how sex allows us to connect with others in meaningful ways. But mostly, it's about a woman f*cking a fish monster.
September 21, 2018
It is a beautiful, evocative and captivating film, guaranteed to resonate with audiences old and young. Simply put, it is one of the best films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 10, 2018
A teal-coloured passion project for del Toro where emotion and ideas and visual splendour swim together in harmony.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 5, 2018
The Shape of Water is visionary filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 4, 2018
So, while we know Elisa has humanity, Del Toro has to plead his case for the fish-man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 31, 2018
Hawkins shines in the role, bringing a vitality and sense of spirit to the part.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 27, 2018
The filmmaker's fearless commitment to his vision, supported by a fantastic cast and well-chosen talent in every category from makeup to musical score, has made this unlikely concept a strange but fascinating triumph of creative confidence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 27, 2018
A magical transcendence that makes you leave the cinema floating.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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