The Shape of Water

1960-ies. The mute girl Eliza works as a cleaner in a science lab. Within the walls of the secret agencies are working to study captured the sub-Mariner, and techniques employees are the most cruel. Eliza falls in love with the captive creature and helps him escape.

  • Guillermo del Toro

Release Date: 2017-12-22
IMDb icon 7.3/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English | American Sign Language | Russian | French
  • Runtime: 2h:03m
  • Budget: $19,400,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $192,836,480, 15 April 2018
Jennifer Bultman
21 January 2018 | 11:47

"Form of water" cannot be taken as a another tale of love strange creatures and strange girls like many did. Although not without this: surface description of the film may sound something like and first glance it and looks like. It could be just another interpretation of Beauty and the Beast, if no name of the Author. Guillermo del Toro goes much deeper, transforming a simple story in global metaphor not only atmosphere situation, and and society as a whole: a society that does not can end the feud with their appearance and with types, them unknown. Not one that the film is beautiful, but it is this issue and would like attention.

The eternal motive of human hatred goes through the whole film, being in the form of the cold war (global hostility of the superpowers), the now popular theme of intolerance towards the representatives of those or other minorities, to which include Goodies (though all and see this is only a reflection of actual to the moment the situation with these groups themselves) and main (just on first glance) conflict between the three main characters in the film.

The presence of these topics seemingly the secondary plot deepens exactly a pretty hackneyed message of "love all win", making it global wide in all understandings. The Director talks about love for all on all levels of existence, not limited to family or friends, because at the film version, the people are the only ones who can show compassion and to feel true love. And especially symbolic that in the film this moment is shown without using words and only the gestures of the heroine (Sally Hawkins), showing a real person who can sincerely Express movements of hands that not everyone will be able to convey in words. Dumb lady can be compared with a Director who without words but with the help of cinematic language is trying to convey thoughts to the viewer, therefore everyone wants to understand and you look wider. Of course not the only message in this multi-faceted, deep and almost immediately underestimated mass audience film. You can be sure that you soon, he will be a modern classic, how have became the "pan's Labyrinth".

Not surprising that not everyone can appreciate all the subtext and hidden meaning, seeing only the unconditionally beautiful love story. The film can be more likely attributed to a movie festival than the typical Hollywood (but again, the first sight I will not say). The ability to lay in the simple story is thin and sharp as the needle, universal message, makes you feel infinite respect for a huge level of skill of the conductor of all this surreal orchestra — Guillermo del Toro. It and hopes to see all people as real people, in the end, sending the lovers to the place where they don't hurt either the political situation, nor the perennial problem of society — world in fully enveloping you in water, in the world in which can be a real sincere love, even if this love will be between fish and man.

Of 9 10

Melessa Meehan
28 September 2019 | 10:51

Oscar died down, and read all the main nominees because of congestion does not come out. Had to catch up. Started with the Shape of Water (surprise, huh).

Del Toro — one of the most striking and original contemporary Directors. It can not love, you can't deny it talent contribution film. Form of Water, perhaps one of the most strange movies. If not in form, at least the content. In him, he decided to focus not on cipolotti environment and brightness, appearance of characters, and on the characters.

Inside story that would sverhoriginalnogo: love stories between those, between whom to be could have seen enough. But Guillermo not would Del Toro, if has not fulfilled her in unusual manner, which is not hesitate to take your viewer out of comfort zone. To follow the development is banal, it would seem that events are insanely fun. At this works incomparable music, deliciously design and awesome atmosphere light mystery.

The actors are all as selection — feast for the eyes. Sally Hawkins — pearl pattern, not said almost none of a single word, but so convincing was that you wonder. Michael Shannon also does not disappoint. A very charismatic man.

Heroes was a bright, fun and with the necessary depth. The film is almost without the clichéd archetypes, and where they are present, they look very naturally and dignity.

The plot is not deprived of the naive, stupid, but sure, they are conscious of the scenario assumptions. To pay on them special attention consider excessive, they work on the storyline and do not cause irritation. The story was touching, beautiful and that most importantly, fun. Of the obvious shortcomings I can select only one plot thread dangling without a cause nor on it.

Form of Water, I think — not La-La Land. Her far from the recognized masterpieces of cinema, but in its niche the film feels confident. Not undertake to judge, whether deserved picture Del Toro was awarded the Grand Prix, not all the competitors looked, but one thing we can say with confidence:

Form Water — a good movie is not all.

8 from 10

Brietta Poucher
06 May 2018 | 09:24

Thirteen nominations for the Oscar, the positive reviews of film critics, hundreds of accolades the movie lovers to all over the world... In such moments, I think they something doesn't understand, or just a brilliant work of masters of PR. It I mean the film "the Formula of water". Have from the trailer it was clear that the idea is not new. But respect the Director and screenwriter Guillermo del Toro, yeah and that there to hide, the desire to understand what the film was voted the best Oscar critics prevailed.

the Plot. This standard gloomy tale. Ugly, poor, dumb girl (middle-aged woman, age difficult to determine), not have any special talents and desires, earns on a life as a cleaner in a secret science lab. Her life is boring and monotonous, and brightens it only, sorry, morning Masturbation and view the lyric cinema with the elderly neighbor, homosexual artist, is also greatly disappointed in life and complex about promptly left his head of vegetation. In the image of a handsome Prince that would save the heroine from joyless existence, acts gravelly creature with webbed and fins, looks like a Stranger. To slightly romanticize this subject Guillermo gives it the ability nice to clap eyes and make sounds peculiar to Navy seal. In the rest of it is a wild creature that feeds on probably raw fish and small animals (including not hesitate seals), has sharp claws and an aggressive temperament. In General, than not the groom. It is clear that the heroine here falls in love with the frogman aims to save him. In the way the evil wizard who prevents the lovers ' happiness stands podolaty the head of security of the laboratory that wants to gut the creature to rise and leave your family out of the campus.

Heroes. the Main character in the performance of Sally Hawkins, the game which I are unable to assess or Jane Eyre (2011), no. in "the Painted veil" (2006) is not caused my sense of empathy, compassion — anything but easy in early increasing to the end of disgust. A particularly memorable moment with thumb — how unemotional and cold-blooded she put them in the bag, as I'm with the floor raised. Consumer attitude to friends — one on the job insures from fines and other leisure brightens. Care to them with side heroine no (the sandwich in the beginning of the movie does not count). About an unhealthy obsession with a wild creature read between the lines.

Hero. He also Andrew. He is the Prince. Water waterfowl with palugamam, poluvagony breath. Its motives are generally difficult to determine. Well, except, perhaps, the desire to acquire offspring with the main character (and then after it lures boiled eggs).

Antagonist. The head of security. Snobbish, sadistic, ambitious. But in good family man and children love. Apparently after reading the script, Guillermo thought he not enough scary and spooky turns and decided to add him to "of marescotti" with using the dying fingers. That, however, failed.

The secondary characters are. Their not much. Friend gay friend-black Russian spy. Here them no complaints. The characters are revealed. Emotions cause.

camera. Here, as they say, hats off. I appreciated smoothly sliding the Shoe with the feet of the heroine and close-up with the tearing of the fingers — it was really disgusting (in this context, it is a compliment to the operator).

Music I difficult to estimate. The music was supposed to strengthen the atmosphere of the film. But as a romantic mood, I had not minutes and strengthened me there was nothing.

Summing up, I would add that the film left some kind of nasty aftertaste and a desire to forget all that saw. Plus I still waiting for that at the end of the sea creature must be transformed to acquire the human species is something. And I really different species, well why it to cross, then, fellow writers? Although I can, of course, something is still not understand that everyone has some deep philosophical subtext, Academy award winning...

3 of the 10

How long is The Shape of Water?
How much has The Shape of Water made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $192,836,480, 15 April 2018.
How much did it cost to make The Shape of Water?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $19,400,000.
Who is the director of the movie The Shape of Water?
This tv-show was directed by Guillermo del Toro.
What is the genre of The Shape of Water?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Adventure, Fantasy, Drama, Romance, Best Drama Movies 2017, Best Romance Movies 2017, Best movies 2017, Best Fantasy & Sci-fi Movies 2017, Oscar Winners Movies.
Who starred in The Shape of Water?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Stuhlbarg.
What is The Shape of Water IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.3.
When was The Shape of Water released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2017-12-22.