December 1, 2017 (NY)
December 8, 2017 (LA)
Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language
From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes "The Shape of Water" - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (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....
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Expectations are killer, especially when the buzz screams “awards contender.” Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water
has been getting Best Picture talk for months, stunning given that the movie is about a mute woman who falls in love with Swamp Thing and not much more. Beautifully crafted and well acted, the movie is otherwise a so-fucking-what little film that doesn’t have much else going for it.
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