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: 25% 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

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

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Not as dirty as we were led to believe by the ads.

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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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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

Girls memorize the lines! But it's not a 'Rocky Horror' type cultural event; it's a lukewarm soft-core-porn soap opera-basically 'Pretty Woman' with spanking.

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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

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

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Jason Bailey

I wish it had either been much better or much worse.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
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
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
Liam Gadd looks nice.