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: 10% 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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Al Hoff
Pittsburgh City Paper

It's important to convey how dull this film is. Add to that tedium the terrible dialogue, choppy plotting and lack of chemistry between the leads, and the real sadism is demanding that 50 Shades fans to sit through this.

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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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Robert Kojder
Flickering Myth

"You taught me how to f***, she taught me how to love" is an actual line in the movie

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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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Courtney Howard
Fresh Fiction

With clunky dialogue and an excessively stupid building mystery, Foley's slavishly faithful adaptation is the best unintentional comedy of the year.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
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Dann Michalski
Monotonous trash, Fifty Shades Darker is even worse than the first film. Christian and Ana give their relationship another try (contract free this time), but… More
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
Bradley J
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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
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