'Magnificent' 'The Shape of Water' Draws 'Beauty and the Beast' Comparisons in First Reviews
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Guillermo del Toro’s recent films have mostly opted for big-budget spectacles, such as the robot-monster mash of Pacific Rim and the epic Gothic romance of Crimson Peak. But according to critics who saw The Shape of Water premiere at Venice Film Festival this week, the director’s latest is a callback to his earlier acclaimed Spanish-language dramas like Pan’s Labyrinth.

The Shape of Water follows Elisa (Sally Hawkins), mute and orphaned since birth, who scrapes along with a cleaning job at a...

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