It was pretty good....Motion Picture of the Year?...uh...no. Not even close. The Academy has lost their minds, but we knew that. The acting was top notch, cinematography was outstanding...another terrific job by Michael Shannon...becoming one of my favorites. Sally Hawkins did a good job as well (and nice nude scenes btw ) But the storyline was predictable, and is too reminiscent of other films with the same theme...different creature. All in all, worth seeing...but not even in the top 10 of films of the year. I should mention....NOT a film for kids. A film kids would certainly want to see...but the nude scenes are full nudity and masturbation. Prolly not what you want your little one to see.