The Shape of Water

Genre:  Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  123 min.
Release Date:
December 8, 2017 - Toronto
December 15, 2017 - Vancouver, Montréal
December 22, 2017 - Expands
Digital: February 27, 2018
DVD/Blu-ray: March 13, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 3.66
based on 1324 votes and 299 reviews
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Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer

Synopsis

A lonely, mute cleaner named Eliza (Sally Hawkins) has few friends, other than her co-worker, Zelda (Octavia Spencer). They both work in a hidden, high-security government laboratory.

Eliza likes to wander around the laboratory and discover what the scientists are working on. She comes across an amphibious creature kept in a small tank of water and realizes that the creature can not only communicate, but is intelligent and has emotions. 

She develops a relationship with the creature, who was captured in the Amazon before being brought to the laboratory for experimentation. When she discovers that the scientists, including Strickland (Michael Shannon), plan to kill him in order to study him, she decides it's time to help her new friend escape. 

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario.

Director: Guillermo del Toro
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): J. Miles Dale, Guillermo del Toro
Screenplay: Guillermo Del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
Official Site: foxsearchlight.com/theshapeofwater

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  • 1 star "Del Toro - the master of plotholes and weirdness! :D"
  • 2 stars "Tried to like this movie - - - I really, really did. But honestly, I didn't. And it certainly wasn't Best Picture material.....but then 2017 was not a great year for movies, so maybe it looked good compared to so many others......"
  • 4 stars "Good movie, although it didn't quite measure up to the hype. The reviewer below need to take a deep breath though. Trump isn't hiding under your bed, buddy."