Fifty Shades Darker
Fifty Shades Darker (2017)

Anastasia has broken off her relationship with the troubled Christian to pursue a new career in a Seattle publishing house.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 10, 2017
DVD Release Date: May 9, 2017
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Lacking enough chemistry, heat, or narrative friction to satisfy, the limp Fifty Shades Darker wants to be kinky but only serves as its own form of punishment.

Gary M. Kramer

Fifty Shades Darker is not darker or better. It's watered down, raincoat-brigade style erotica, even with the spiced-vanilla S&M.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Has even the target audience for this junk finally had enough?

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Rain Jokinen

What will these people talk about when the sex gets boring? And trust me, it WILL get boring, because it was certainly boring as hell to watch.

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Sarah Marshall
The New Republic

Fifty Shades Darker, which fails so many tests of basic storytelling competence, is all the more stunning for its success at a task that most movies don't even bother attempting: depicting a woman's sexual pleasure.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

A movie this bad deserves to have its flaws enunciated clearly...

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John Serba

If the film was any more shallow, it would be a piss-puddle in Death Valley.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

The story of a woman who gives her man better values and a man who gives his woman better clothes, both of them suffering so much for a little bit of nookie.

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Amy Nicholson

The movies aren't so bad they're good. They're so brilliantly bad they're genius, with Foley dutifully presenting every inane plot point while gifting us excuses to laugh.

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Stephen Silver

A slapdash effort, poorly written and poorly directed, full of laughably underdeveloped subplots

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
James Foley's Fifty Shades Darker may be a little darker, but still a bland grey sums it up. For nearly 2 hours, the film delivers stuff, then sex, more… More
Jacob Smith
The best thing I can say about Fifty Shades Darker is that it is one of the best comedies of 2017. Charlie Hunnam, is probably somewhere spiking the football… More
Nate Zoebl
I'll admit not understanding the appeal of the 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon. The introduction into BDSM was a worldwide sensation and the 2015 first film… More
Sean Thomas
Fifty Shades Darker becomes a good film once you start treating it like a comedy.
Bradley J
Fifty Shades of Grey while overall not a good film, hinted at the possibility of deeper subtext in the next installments, with Anastasia refusing to be the… More
K Nife Churchkey
Since I didn't want to risk having my cucumber confiscated while viewing this at the theater, I had to wait for an Asian HD bootleg to watch this sequel to… More