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The Shape of Water (2017)

Directed by Guillermo del Toro

Fantasy | Drama | Romance

Most recently watched by sensoria, sensoria, lordofthemovies, zombiefreak, sleestakk

Overview

An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.

Rated R | Length 123 minutes

Actors

Cody Ray Thompson | Diego Fuentes | Karen Glave | Danny Waugh | Dan Lett | Cylde Whitham | Jonelle Gunderson | Sergey Nikonov | Vanessa Oude-Reimerink | Shaila D'Onofrio | Edward Tracz | Maxine Grossman | Amanda Smith | Matthew Mease | Dave Reachill | Evgeny Akimov | Shane Clinton Jarvis | Alexey Pankratov | Cameron Laurie | Jim Pagiamtzis | Marvin Kaye | Cyndy Day | Dru Viergever | Brandon McKnight | Deney Forrest | Jayden Greig | Madison Ferguson | Wendy Lyon | Morgan Kelly | John Kapelos | Allegra Fulton | Martin Roach | Lauren Lee Smith | Nigel Bennett | Stewart Arnott | Nick Searcy | Michael Stuhlbarg | David Hewlett | Octavia Spencer | Richard Jenkins | Michael Shannon | Doug Jones | Sally Hawkins

Viewing Notes

del Toro’s best film since PAN’S LABRYNTH, easily. This film creates such a dense, layered world and gives its characters great depth with such economy. I really enjoy how it defies genre conventions and is truly its own work of fantasy. And the cast is outstanding.

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