Simplistic Reviews’s review published on Letterboxd :
I'm not afraid to say that I welled up a few times in this one. And it was just the simple things that had an affect on me. A tap dance down a hall, sign language interpretation, a hug. These are the things that got me, considering "The Shape of Water" is a love story between a woman and The Creature from the Black Lagoon.
All the performances are fantastic and despite the fantastic story, it still tells a very human story set against a turbulent time in history.