The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

By Guillermo del Toro

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2018-02-14
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 2h 3min
  • Director: Guillermo del Toro
  • Production Company: Double Dare You Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 4.99
From 4,785 Ratings


From master storyteller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally 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. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.



  • Really it won an Oscar...

    By Bazza man
    I just don’t get it, it’s bizarre a woman making love to a fish! It started off alright as a film then for me it just went into cuckoo land, I get some may see it as love story, but really a fish!
  • Very odd film

    By Tk242
    Started off ok, but then went south very quickly. Weird film, with a strange plot.
  • Awful

    By DrLMC
    Dreadful film. Only watched it to see what it was all about. Wish I hadn’t!
  • Superb

    By Fad12
    What can one say... magical, heart warming and thought provoking...
  • Not for me

    By Welsh smiff
    A beautiful looking film however it wasn’t for me. I found it boring and just a bit too random. I can understand why it gets so much love though.
  • Great film stunning camera work

    By Flyingbassman
    I really enjoyed this film from the stunning camera work, to the acting and story line.
  • Beautiful film

    By GinaB88
    Beautiful film, one of love and kindness. Enjoyed this film and the fact that it had a fairytale feel to it.
  • Surprisingly unimpressive

    By ImSpartacus...
    A surprisingly clumsy and witless film which tells you exactly what to think, feel and how to respond through the turgid device of other characters repeating what the mute lead signs. If it had any belief that film is a visual medium, it would have shown us rather than telling us. If it had an emotional core, we'd feel it rather than observing it. If it had real trust in its actors, we would have been able to understand rather than merely spectate. As it is, one marvels only at the money spent on design rather than engaging in any drama or emotional empathy and it's magical realism is so joyless. All is brittle surface. Imagine Amelie or The City of Lost Children without the charisma, humanity, creativity, joy or charm and you have this nasty arid ungenerous disappointment.
  • Water suspension of belief

    By RichChestmat
    It's beastiality. That doesn't make it a bad film. It's that none of the two-dimensional characters reacts to the fact that makes is a bad film.
  • Spoiler alert!

    By Soarlikeaturkey
    Girl meets fish, girl sh@gs fish! 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣😭 But in all seriousness, this is a blinder of a movie and another superb production from the one and only Del Toro. I’m starting to get a vibe that maybe he favours Jean Pierre Jeunet as an influence as there is a definite whimsical vibe to this which one sees in Jeunet’s films such as Amelie or Mic Macs (love Mic Macs). I will be watching this movie several more times I feel.