Based on 1332 votes and 303 reviews.
Del Toro sucks! A vastly overpraised fatboy director of mediocrities, who's more interested in the donuts on the craft services table than telling a good story. He sucks! This movie sucks! F.U. fatboy!
Loved it! You don’t have to look alike to show kindness or affection; you don’t need to express yourself with words but actions; these are a couple of lessons taught in this movie. I would’ve preferred to see less blood but we also know how much abuse and suffering there is in our current world!!!
Best picture? Really? I don't see it. Never mind that the woman loves a fish, there's not even a gradual evolution of the love story. She meets him one day and they run away together the next. I get that it's an allegory about immigration and acceptance and all that, but the movie itself still has to be good. Quirky doesn't automatically equal good. Weird for the sake of weird doesn't automatically equal good.
Why is the monster basically retarded Abe Sapien? It looks like him, it eats eggs like him, it has empathic abilities like him... It just doesn´t talk. What an "originality"!
Del Toro - the master of plotholes and weirdness! :D
Tried to like this movie - - - I really, really did. But honestly, I didn't. And it certainly wasn't Best Picture material.....but then 2017 was not a great year for movies, so maybe it looked good compared to so many others......
Good movie, although it didn't quite measure up to the hype. The reviewer below need to take a deep breath though. Trump isn't hiding under your bed, buddy.
This is a critique of the USA -- the alienation/marginalization of those who are "different" by race, disability, species, sexual orientation, etc and what is revered in the USA -- the White man (Trump) and his power to subjugate, belittle, torture, marginalize anyone he pleases. It is frightening that such a psycho is seen as the "Man of the future". In the end love between two marginalized "others" triumphs.
Seen it 3 times already, it's that good! The visuals, the acting, the story .... so unusual and so pleasurable. An excellent addition to my bluray collection.
Best movie of 2017 by miles!! Congratulations on the Oscar for Best Picture - well deserved!!!