felicia 🕯’s review published on Letterboxd:
an absolute cinematic marvel. i was left speechless by the time the credits rolled. literally never seen anything quite like this... the world building was INSANE. del toro’s vision of the elusive faun and the horrendous pale man are now permanently seared into my brain. what was especially impressive was how beautifully the film weaved between ofelia’s fantasy world and the harsh outside world stricken by war and corruption. just so hauntingly poetic. the film is unbelievably immersive too (production design, cinematography, acting!!! fucking masterful). easily the highlight of my month and probably one of the best fantasy films i've ever seen.