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Summary Set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

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Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 53 Critic Reviews
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User Score Generally Favorable Based on 1,085 User Ratings
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Summary Set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 53 Critic Reviews
87
92% Positive
49 Reviews
6% Mixed
3 Reviews
2% Negative
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 53 Critic Reviews
87
92% Positive
49 Reviews
6% Mixed
3 Reviews
2% Negative
1 Review

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Generally Favorable Based on 1,085 User Ratings
7.0
70% Positive
763 Ratings
16% Mixed
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14% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 1,085 User Ratings
7.0
70% Positive
763 Ratings
16% Mixed
174 Ratings
14% Negative
148 Ratings

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Production Company Double Dare You (DDY), Searchlight Pictures, TSG Entertainment
Release Date Dec 1, 2017
Duration 2 h 3 m
Rating R
Tagline Based on an idea by Daniel Kraus And Guillermo del Toro
Academy Awards, USA
• 4 Wins & 13 Nominations
Golden Globes, USA
• 2 Wins & 7 Nominations
Online Film & Television Association
• 4 Wins & 20 Nominations