The Shape of Water

Romance Drama Fantasy


In a research facility an amphibian specimen, the subject of scientific investigation, develops a tender friendship with a cleaner.

With little resistance, you're swept into a surreal fairy tale that's visually lavish, as the director indulges audiences with an almost magical storytelling. As it so happens, good people inevitably encounter darker forces transporting us from enchantment to repulsion with incidents of callous brutality. With such a breadth of emotional range, "The Shape of Water" is complex, moving and rewarding. Set in days gone by, the themes are applicable today. As a love story it's particularly timeless, as misfits find belonging, friendship, even romance. Sea it.

Anne Murphy

Wide Release 18th January 2018
Twentieth Century Fox 123 mins