The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

By Guillermo del Toro

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2017-12-08
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 3min
  • Director: Guillermo del Toro
  • Production Company: Double Dare You Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 8,126 Ratings


From master storyteller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.




  • A disappointment

    By Hot-wings
    After reading the fabulous novel I thought the movie surely must be great. Wrong. So little character development, and far too much green on the set. Had I not read the book, perhaps I may have enjoyed the film more.
  • Beastiality

    By SolarMike6
    Not the classic Beauty and the Beast.
  • A Beautiful Fairytale

    By jojogold999
    del Toro's execution of an innocent fairytale set in a less than inoocent world is a delicate balancing act that pierces the viewer's cynicism and leaves them inspired and connected to their child-like wonder. The tone and sentimentality reminds me of Cinema Paradisio or Amelie, but The Shape of Water grapples with much more complex themes, such as prejudice and cruelty, and still manages to leave me charmed.
  • Phenomenal! Breathe Taking Cinematography.

    By hockey sticks 78
    Del Toro is at the top of his craft with The Shape of Water. Breathe taking cinematography compliment a heart felt story. The Shape of Water is a modern day fairy tale that blurs the lines of fantasy and reality. It’s by far my favorite movie of the past decade. Bravo!
  • Beautiful

    By BunBunsSara
    This movie is so beautiful! The entire movie is Romantic. A definite on my list of top favorite love stories. I cried, I laughed, then I cried some more. True Love knows no bounds in both friendships and intimate relationships in this movie. Loyalty to the end. Just jaw droppingly amazing.
  • It’s Good But No Oscar Winner

    By Dr Evo
    Three Billboards was a far better film in every which way but this was beautifully directed and produced. Still not a best picture winner IMO.
  • Crap

    By KFriedC
    Beastiality? Really? No thanks.
  • The shape of indifferent...

    By Bebop not pop
    Pan's Labyrinth was great as it was filmed ouside of Hollywood propaganda. The Shape of Water is unsurprising and quite boring. Yes it is beautifully filmed but with all of these monsters coming out of Hollywood in recent years this is just as unimaginative...
  • Watch “Splash” instead

    By Gia'sMOM
    The violence in this movie was very upsetting and the story was a mirror of “Splash”, except that “Splash” was lovely and funny. I can’t believe all the hoopla over TSoW when the similarities were so glaring. Do we have that few examples of good movies that we celebrate basic plagiarism?
  • High Expectations

    By Jerome Garot
    After amazing reviews and numerous recommendations, I decided to watch it on the plane. After watching 20 minutes of this movie I slept 9.5 hours straight to my destination. That's how boring this movie was to me.