The Shape of Water Reviews
There's not much dramatic tension, as you can pretty well predict the ending early on, and a little too much gratuitous nudity,and black-and-white characterizations--the good guys have no flaws, while the bad guys are heavies with no heart or depth. In all, an odd little fairy tale that doesn't hold water.
Water, love, and a monster who doesn't transform, this 'Fairytale for Modern Times' is basically a romance which i enjoyed very much. Set in the early 1960s, this period movie features outstanding settings and scenes, I cant remember a film where the contrast between light and shadow works so beautifully. Although it is not a prefect film, at times being a little too co-incidental and convenient, I was happy to overlook these slight flaws. I really enjoyed the original score, along with the trip down memory lane and the many music, film, and TV references. And I also enjoyed the numerous shade of green!
My favourite film of 2017.
AAW GGN AFI 1001