films seen
10
average score
3.50*
nationality
Mexico - 56 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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The king of big budget cult cinema. He's one of the few people who gets wads of cash to take on niche properties and turn them into veritable blockbusters. And he's pretty good at it too. An oeuvre worth exploring for fans of genre cinema.

The good stuff

The Devil's Backbone

by Guillermo del Toro
Also known as
El Espinazo del Diablo
Specifics
Spain, Mexico [2001] - 106m
Genre
Drama, Horror
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
The Devil's Backbone poster

Pan's Labyrinth

by Guillermo del Toro
Also known as
El Laberinto del Fauno
Specifics
Spain, Mexico [2006] - 118m
Genre
Fantasy, War
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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Pan's Labyrinth poster

Pan's Labyrinth is a confident, creative and overall impressive film that illustrates how you can blend drama and fantasy.

The Shape of Water

by Guillermo del Toro
Specifics
USA [2017] - 120m
Genre
Romance, Fantasy
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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The Shape of Water poster

Smart and stylish genre film, that aptly blends fantasy, romance and drama. The film looks gorgeous, sounds gorgeous and sports a more than solid cast. It's rare for me to agree with the Oscar vote, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Solid pieces

Crimson Peak

by Guillermo del Toro
Specifics
Canada, USA [2015] - 119m
Genre
Fantasy, Horror
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Crimson Peak poster

Pacific Rim

by Guillermo del Toro
Specifics
USA [2013] - 131m
Genre
Sci-fi, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Pacific Rim poster

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

by Guillermo del Toro
Specifics
USA, Germany [2008] - 120m
Genre
Fantasy, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Hellboy II: The Golden Army poster

Hellboy

by Guillermo del Toro
Specifics
USA [2004] - 122m
Genre
Fantasy, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Hellboy poster

Mimic

by Guillermo del Toro
Specifics
USA [1997] - 105m
Genre
Sci-fi, Horror
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Mimic poster

The inoffensive

Cronos

by Guillermo del Toro
Specifics
Mexico [1993] - 94m
Genre
Horror
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Cronos poster

Worthy but flawed

Blade II

by Guillermo del Toro
Specifics
Germany, USA [2002] - 117m
Genre
Action, Horror
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Blade II poster