Irish Film Institute -Review Roundup: The Shape of Water

Review Roundup: The Shape of Water

A new week brings a major new release, and this one has a massive 13 Oscar nominations!

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water tells the tale of a mute cleaner, played by Sally Hawkins, who encounters a mysterious creature at her job in a military facility, ant the director whisks us way on a magical adventure from there.

The film is earning rave reviews around the world, and you can find a selection of them below.

“It’s bold and beautiful and moves you to tears”
5/5 –

The Shape of Water floats to the top of 2018’s best releases and will be anchored in viewers’ minds long after the credits roll”
5/5 – RTE

The Shape of Water is probably Del Toro’s best film so far”
4/5 – The Guardian

“Be in no doubt. The current, slight favourite for the best picture Oscar is a lovely thing”
4/5 – Irish Times

“By equal parts weird, romantic, earnest and beautiful, The Shape Of Water is Guillermo Del Toro’s best film to date”
4/5 –

“Del Toro might have made The Shape of Water, but Sally Hawkins owns it”
Village Voice

The Shape of Water is partly a code-scrambled fairy tale, partly a genetically modified monster movie, and altogether wonderful”
New York Times

“A ravishing, eccentric auteur’s imagining, spilling artistry, empathy and sensuality from every open pore, it also offers more straight-up movie for your money than just about any Hollywood studio offering this year”

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