Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

E.L. James' kinky best-seller gets the big screen treatment with this Universal Pictures/Focus Features co-production. The steamy tale details a masochistic relationship between a college student and a businessman, whose desires for… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Romance
Release Date: February 13, 2015
DVD Release Date: May 8, 2015
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Critic Score: 24% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While creatively better endowed than its print counterpart, Fifty Shades of Grey is a less than satisfying experience on the screen.

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Fifty Shades of Grey delivers, however ponderously, on its promise of pop transgressiveness.

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Christy Lemire
ChristyLemire.com

It realizes this story is ridiculous in ways the book itself never could. It has an actual sense of humor.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Saporta Report (Atlanta)

Alas, I was a reluctant Dominant because the movie itself is such a mousey, uninvolving little thing that somebody had to step up.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

Basically, they made a lousy, mid-2000s-era Katherine Heigl romance with a handful of explicit sex scenes spliced throughout the familiar clichés.

Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

It's been said that the movie contains 20 minutes of sex; if this is the case, it must contain at least 40 minutes of Ana biting her lip or putting a pencil in her mouth.

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Jan Moir
Daily Mail (UK)

The most anticipated release of the year is not much more than a spanking great bore.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Think of it as the "Downton Abbey" of bondage, designed neither to menace nor to offend but purely to cosset the fatigued imagination.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Who would have imagined that a movie about sex could be so boring?

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John Powers
Vogue

Then the lights went down, and guess what? Fifty Shades of Grey turned out to be not just entertaining-at least until the clunky, exasperating final minute-but it also knows exactly what it's doing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Look, this isn't going to be a review that raves about how good this film is, because it truly is trash. I feel as though this film is a genius picture on… More
Spencer S.
Though the depiction of a BDSM relationship as solely abusive is ridiculous, and the characters are bland cardboard cutouts, some of this I actually enjoyed. It… More
Jens S.
I won't even get into why the novel sounds like utterly asinine stuff and concentrate why the movie is probably a lot more tame and also nothing to get… More
Jarrad Climpson
Firstly I'm not quite sure how I feel about the movie. In all honesty I have read the book and I can safely say the movie is far more toned down and hence… More
Nicki Marie
2 stars. Wow. 2 stars more than I thought I'd be rating this. The 2 stars are for Dakota. She makes this watchable and manages to give Ana a bit more… More
Carlos Magalhães
An infinitely more sexist version of Twilight, only with BDSM (or the ridiculous, twisted idea that E. L. James has of it) in lieu of vampirism but, of course,… More