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The Shape of Water Rated 15

The Shape of Water

Dir. Guillermo del Toro. USA, 2017. 2h 3m. Starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg.

Part fairy tale romance/part monster B-movie about a mute cleaner who falls in love with a mysterious, amphibious creature who is held captive at a top-secret government laboratory. Winner of three BAFTAs and four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.

It offers what must be cinema's uneasiest probing of the postwar American psyche since Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master - and is unquestionably del Toro's best, richest film since Pan's Labyrinth.’ ★★★★★ Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

‘Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water is that big romantic all-out imaginative coup (with a sly political undercurrent) that so many of us have been waiting for from the director.’ Nick James, Sight and Sound