musicmoviesme’s review published on Letterboxd:
This movie’s chock-full of wonderment and appalling moments. It’s a story of a tween caught in the fork of either trying to break free from the clasps of fascism, or longing to return to being a true princess in the mythical world.
It’s a cinematic dark fantasy with some gory elements to it. Give this movie a chance. It’s worth it even if you have to read the subtitles. It’s worthy of Academy award for production design and cinematography.
Del Torro certainly didn't deprive this from baroque artistry.