Bryan Sudfield’s review published on Letterboxd:
To make a fantasy film like this, with the backdrop of post-Spanish Civil War, is so impressive. This is unlike any fairytale ever brought to life, filled with the magical moments you’d expect, but also with so much terror. The world del Toro presents is immersive, the creature work is awe-inspiring and the acting, across the board, is phenomenal.
The fact this didn’t win the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar is insane, but it was also robbed of a Best Picture nomination, and most importantly, a Best Director win for del Toro.
Poetic, rich, terrifying, a true work of art.