The Shape of Water

Lists: Golden Globes 2017 Best Picture Nominees, Film Quest 2017, Fantasy, Thriller, Drama, Academy Award Nominees for Best Picture of 2017, Best Picture nominee 2010 to 2019, Female Lead, Academy Award Best Picture Winners - All Time

Brief Synopsis: "An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape."

Overall Ranking: 199 (Rank from 2017: # 7)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 66.67%
Regular 33.33%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Michigan Movie Guy Silent Bob97(full review)
David Baruffi97(full review)
Darren of Movie Reviews 10196
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes92(full review)
Minnesota Man90 - del Toro reaches new heights (or depths?) with The Shape of Water.
(full review)
Dave Examines Movies90Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 0
Citizen Charlie88(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest86
Paul's Trip To The Movies80(full review)
Dan O'Neill80(full review)
Annwyn S80
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews80

People Involved

  • Sally Hawkins (Eliza Esposito)
  • Michael Shannon (Strickland)
  • Octavia Spencer (Zelda)
  • Lauren Lee Smith (Elaine)
  • Richard Jenkins (Giles)
  • Doug Jones (The Asset)
  • Michael Stuhlbarg (Hoffstetler)
  • Nick Searcy (Hoyt)
  • Dru Viergever (Military Policeman)
  • John Kapelos (Mr. Arzounian)
  • Morgan Kelly (Pie Guy)
  • Cyndy Day (Pie Guys FiancĂ©e)
  • Madison Ferguson (Tammy)
  • Jayden Greig (Timmy)
  • Marvin Kaye (Burly Russian)
  • Stewart Arnott (Bernard)
  • Jim Pagiamtzis (1960s Ad Man)
  • Cameron Laurie (Car Passenger)
  • Alexey Pankratov (Soviet violinist)
  • Shane Clinton Jarvis (Military Police)
  • Deney Forrest (Lou)
  • Evgeny Akimov (Restaurant Musician)
  • Dave Reachill (Scientist)
  • Matthew Mease (Military Police)
  • Brandon McKnight (Duane)
  • Amanda Smith (Mrs. Peabody)
  • Maxine Grossman (Bus Passenger)
  • David Hewlett (Fleming)
  • (Director)