Gavin Gibson’s review published on Letterboxd:
It could be argued that Pan's Labyrinth is Guillermo Del Toro's finest work to date and that It's also one of the 21st century's most defining films. The film stands as a perfect blend of horror and fantasy that could only be imagined by Del Toro, and It's carried by one of the best child acting performances of contemporary cinema given by Ivana Baquero as young Ofelia.
But not only that (like with most of Guillermo Del Toro's films) Pan's Labyrinth makes use of wonderfully unique creatures, namely the pale man and Faun. Both creatures whilst wholely unique manage to also serve as examples of beautiful evil in contrast to the ugly evil that towers over Ofelia's life.
And for that reason and many more, I feel that Pan's Labyrinth will remain as an immortal essential of film.