An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
GDT's first truly great flick. The R-Rated Family Movie schtick always came off as silly or had a story too dull to carry its own weight. Characters and morality are two dimensional; the world functions via cartoon logic. But the love story here is precious. Could be argued it's an apologist film for zoophilia, considering the amphibian shows little intelligence beyond that of a dog.
Double Dare You Productions
Fox Searchlight Pictures
2 hr 03 mins
$ 19,500,000.00 (Estimated)
$ 194,989,655.00 (USA)
$ 175,489,655.00 (Estimated in USA)