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Fifty Shades Darker Reviews

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August 10, 2017
I'll give Fifty Shades Darker this much, at least: The sex scenes are OK.
July 18, 2017
Watching Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to 2015's Fifty Shades of Grey, was akin to having ice cream after getting all four wisdom teeth removed: there is a relieving sweetness, but it still hurts like hell to swallow.
Full Review | Original Score: D
June 26, 2017
They (Leonard and Foley) do take it to the outer limits that made films like Black Swan and Showgirls enjoyable; meaning it's more enjoyable if you don't take it all so seriously.
June 20, 2017
Fans of the books and the first movie will nonetheless relish it as a tame contemporary bodice-ripper flick. Others can savor it as a satirical critique of the co-opting of BDSM by the conspicuous consumerism embodied by its billionaire Alpha male hero.
March 23, 2017
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.
March 9, 2017
If the film was any more shallow, it would be a piss-puddle in Death Valley.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 5, 2017
A slapdash effort, poorly written and poorly directed, full of laughably underdeveloped subplots
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 3, 2017
Fifty Shades Darker is not darker or better. It's watered down, raincoat-brigade style erotica, even with the spiced-vanilla S&M.
March 2, 2017
While Fifty Shades Darker may be the year's most terrible film, it was hard to hate it; its over-ridiculousness oddly brought humor and entertainment.
March 1, 2017
Fifty Shades Darker is a film so profoundly awful that no one involved with it comes out looking good.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 24, 2017
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.
February 23, 2017
There's an awful lot of missionary position in this movie, the plentiful sex scenes directed as if all involved just want to get it overwith already.
February 22, 2017
[A] rather insipid, flavourless and tired game of love and seduction.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 22, 2017
Fifty Shades Darker isn't only duller than its predecessor, but less "sexual" if we compare the scenes of intimacy between this new film and the first. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
February 21, 2017
A bland fairy tale, pretty disastrous on a dramatic level, of the romantic girl and the dominating blue prince. [Full review in Spanish]
February 18, 2017
The worst thing to happen to fictional Seattle since Frasier bedded Roz.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 17, 2017
Darker discusses consent, sexual boundaries, trauma and relationship autonomy with a frankness that honestly makes it, despite soap-opera drama and predictability, a pretty good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 17, 2017
This tedious sequel is more of the same, for better and worse - except that it lacks the freshness of the original and feels more transparent in its effort to appeal strictly to basic instincts.
February 17, 2017
Fifty Shades Darker is what you'd expect from encoring a regrettable one-night stand. Not a keeper, but nothing to gnaw off your arm about.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 17, 2017
Even someone with Johnson's considerable charisma can't get any heat going with a block of wood like this. Actually, to call his performance wooden is an insult to wood, which is a fine natural resource that demonstrably makes our world a better place.
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