The Shape of Water - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Shape of Water Reviews

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July 1, 2020
"The Shape of Water" never truly coalesces, handing viewers a collection of admirable parts but a whole that's left wanting.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 27, 2020
There is an enchanting escapism, in which Del Toro uses a visual display and sociopolitical parables in order to embellish romanticism in a film that honors the genres of cinema. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 29, 2020
A love story birthed by a pure love of cinema that's derivative as it is celebratory of its many inspirations.
May 20, 2020
Something of a cinematic miracle -- the kind that Del Toro has given us over the years to the point where I'm starting to feel spoiled.
March 23, 2020
[W]ith The Shape of Water, one of our greatest storytellers has made his masterpiece.
February 20, 2020
Art depends on a specific point of view. The Shape of Water is flawed, but there's no denying it's art.
February 7, 2020
The Shape of Water's visual, acoustic, and emotional fluidity transports us into an underwater world where we are free to breathe again.
February 4, 2020
This is a elegantly portrayed love story set against a shifting background that leaves you wanting to see more happy endings.
January 27, 2020
A beautiful, dark fairy tale from Guillermo del Toro...
January 16, 2020
The Shape Of Water will charm the pants off of you, and you won't even mind the fishy smell afterwards.
December 6, 2019
A fairy tale as universal as it is weird.
November 12, 2019
Once again, del Toro has raised the bar in his creativity and made an unconventional romance into a stunning fairy tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 16, 2019
The Shape of Water lives and breathes such defiant romanticism it's hard not to swoon.
October 10, 2019
[Guillermo del Toro] has directed Sally Hawkins in a remarkable performance telling this tale of love without saying one word in an elaborate production that is visual, imaginative and enthralling from beginning to end.
October 10, 2019
Interestingly primed but never fully satisfying, The Shape of Water will enchant those inclined towards the film's romantic investments in one of Del Toro's most willfully rosy-tinted films concerning mankind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 30, 2019
Like the best film monsters, it's difficult not to feel some sympathy for him. Because his spiritual rot born out of toxic masculinity began a long time ago and there's nothing he can do about it.
September 29, 2019
In his greater films, del Toro is able to strike a balance between harsh violence and sentimentalism, but the alchemy doesn't necessarily work here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 16, 2019
This is a love story above all else, and on many different levels, and it's all just rather wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 1, 2019
The Shape of Water juggles heart-wrenching tragedy, sharp-witted humor, and heartwarming brilliance. Del Toro has this personal understanding of flawed humans and eccentric creatures resulting in something magical and wondrous.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 16, 2019
Despite its talented cast and stylistic veneer, the stranger-than-Stranger-Things feature is overhyped.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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