"The Shape of Water is a wonder to behold. Magical, thrilling and romantic to the core, a sensual and fantastical fairy tale with moral overtones, it’s a film that plays by all the rules and none of them, going its own way with fierce abandon."
- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"This meticulously crafted jewel is del Toro's most satisfying work since Pan's Labyrinth."
- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
"Perhaps the greatest of The Shape of Water’s many surprises is how extravagantly romantic it is, driven throughout by an all-conquering belief in soulmates as lifelines."
- Guy Lodge, Variety