• The Shape of Water (2017)

The Shape of Water

Release Date: December 1st, 2017

DVD Release Date: March 13th, 2018

R |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab's classified secret -- a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.

Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Doug Jones, David Hewlett, Nick Searcy

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Genres: Romance , Fantasy

Production Co: TSG Entertainment, Double Dare You

Distributors: Fox Searchlight

Keywords: Friendship, Emotional, Mystery, Creative, Escape, Friend, 1960s, Heartwarming, Endearing, Rescue, Moving, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    Guillermo del Toro channels all the streams that make him unique into The Shape Of Water, pouring his heart, soul and considerable craft into an exquisite creature fable. show more

  • 100
    E. Oliver WhitneyScreenCrush

    It’s a heartbreaking love story about loneliness and the transcendent power of language, and it’s simply magical. show more

  • 100
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    This meticulously crafted jewel is del Toro's most satisfying work since Pan's Labyrinth. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Foreign Film
Amandaprisen (2018)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Costume Design
Winner Music (Original Score)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Best Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2018)
Winner Best Picture
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Sound Editing
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Sound Mixing
Winner Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Winner Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2018)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Production Design
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Winner Directing
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)