Del Toro’s genius for wonderful story telling and creature design really stands out, making this his best movie since Pan’s Labyrinth. Sally Hawkins (Eliza Esposito) and Doug Jones ( Amphibian Man) both turn in a wordless performances that get across the star-crossed romance between these two.
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I loved it! Warmed my heart ... Very beautiful movie.
Universal acclaim based on 47 Critics
USER SCORE (80)
Generally favorable reviews based on 80 Reviews
Nov 30, 2017
Ms. Hawkins reminds us how intense silent films could be. She gives the best performance of the year with the most heart-piercing silence you’ve ever seen.
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 isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.
Did You Know?
Both Sally Hawkins and Michael Stuhlbarg also appeared in Blue Jasmine (2013), but didn't share any scenes.
The general's ribbon bar is upside down. The Silver Star and Distinguished Service Medal were his highest honors, and should be on the top row, not the bottom. His WW2 Victory Medal is much lower in precedence and should be on a lower row, not the top.