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The Shape of Water

Regizat de Guillermo del Toro
Statele Unite, 2017
Dramă, Fantasy, Dragoste

Sinopsis

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

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The Shape of Water Regizat de Guillermo del Toro

Premii & Festivaluri

Venice Film Festival

2017 | Câștigător: Golden Lion

Academy Awards

2018 | 4 premii

2018 | 9 nominalizări, inclusiv Best Lead Actress

Despite all the positive representation of marginalized people and the explicit condemnation of men who work for the government, the film takes a gleeful delight in torture and pain.
April 19, 2018
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Del Toro’s filmography has always been predicated upon gratuitousness, whether of violence or sentimentality, and The Shape of Water has both in spades, from its hyperbolic gore (Shannon dragging Stuhlbarg around by crooking his index finger through a gaping bullet hole in his cheek) to its vapid flights of fancy (a risible Astaire-Rogers dance fantasy) to its nudge-nudge sprinkles of manufactured Visual Poetry (not to be confused with actually beautiful compositions, of which there are none).
January 08, 2018
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A movie that, upon reflection, seems to me to be among del Toro’s worst, even as it is being lined up by critics, festival juries, and its Oscar-mongering distributor as his crowning achievement to date. . . . There is an airless, self-adulatory quality to The Shape of Water that not only spoils the fun but reverses it, so that every ostensibly enchanted gesture becomes an alienation effect.
December 20, 2017
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  • apursansar's rating of the film The Shape of Water

    A rather conventional crowd pleaser relying heavily on classical dichotomies that delivers its message in a far too blatant way. There are some nice visual ideas, but it's hard to overlook the numerous flaws of the screenplay.

  • chanandre's rating of the film The Shape of Water

    Cumming towards fate. Eggs à la Orgasme. Sea Creatures with shining Kyanite-like LED skin beats as if veins revealing feelings. Muteness+silence overthrowing menacing words and threats. Taking care of one's teeth and fucking a lot. Female agency. Being human is sparing animals and creatures as well as saving our fellow man and woman. Oh Hi Rodney McKay from Stargate SG-1/Atlantis. That Jeunet-like opening>oh such ❤ ▽

  • mpho3's rating of the film The Shape of Water

    "Lacking the sense of fun and creative character design that made his past films *somewhat* [emphasis mine] bearable, ... TSW has almost nothing within it of interest. The film sets itself up in the realm of the fairytale. But rather than engaging with the genre in a meaningful way, del Toro’s film is *boring* [emphasis mine], broad, and unoriginal, without any magic or charm." - Chelsea Phillips-Carr, PopMatters.

  • Gia de Almeida's rating of the film The Shape of Water

    This is beautiful. Seriously, it's so visually stunning that it would be worth it watching it just for that. But, fortunately, there's more to it and it's a beautiful tale of love, so fantastical and sweet that it could only come from Gillermo Del Toro. My only criticism would be that Shannon's character is very stereotypical and has no real depth to it, it's like a cardboard cutout of a mean guy.

  • Scorpio Velvet's rating of the film The Shape of Water

    Del Toro has reinvented the classic "beauty & the beast" tale in which a mute woman falls for a merman (resembling Abe) back in the early '60s - there were several moments that were "spot on!" alongside the brilliant acting Hawkins gives. I am so happy Del Toro deserved the Oscars for this... he has definitely come a long way with his imagination in filmmaking.

  • Supamodu's rating of the film The Shape of Water

    "Why am I trying to assign a gender to a fish?" said a voice in the bathroom stall next to mine after the film. And this is what I found especially beautiful: the shapelessness, abstractness of the object of desire. It's a fairy tale, like amphibian Amelie, a knot of feelings that anyone can relate to. I sobbed a lot but I was also a bit drunk.

  • anarresti's rating of the film The Shape of Water

    Nice, so many good things about it. There is something of early Jean-Pierre Jeunet in the cinematography. Every scene is so gorgeous and essential to the story telling, that it would be hard to improve anything. It's celebratory and nostalgic where the more recent Jeunet's "Micmacs" is revolutionary and utopian. And the way cruelty bursts into a fable is Del Toro at his best, in the early Spanish speaking titles.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film The Shape of Water

    2017 doesn't deserve a film as mesmerizing and Romantic as "Shape of Water." It's a rare pleasure to become completely lost in a film in which everything one's eye could fall on within the frame feels meticulously designed and of a piece with the story the filmmaker is attempting to tell. Kudos to 20th Century Fox for having faith in Guillermo Del Toro's vision and a movie that hardly screams 'Best Picture Winner.'

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