Fifty Shades of Grey - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Fifty Shades of Grey Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 23, 2016
Not as dirty as we were led to believe by the ads.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
June 3, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jason Bailey
May 28, 2016
I wish it had either been much better or much worse.
May 15, 2016
In the lacking of an engaging subjectivity, the narrative of sexual awakening falls flat.
Full Review | Original Score: Strongly Not Recommended
Dee O'Donoghue
Film Ireland Magazine
May 12, 2016
While the film is arguably no better or worse than its literary source, it does shatter the fantasies of sexual desire and sexual pleasure constructed within the novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald
April 26, 2016
A guilty, if not particularly memorable, pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
J. Olson
April 10, 2016
Funny (often intentionally!), ferociously unsexy, and roundly entertaining from beginning to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage
February 23, 2016
It's a warped, disturbingly abusive adult fairy tale from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
David Keyes
February 10, 2016
Certainly there is an audience out there for this kind of story, and with any luck neither you nor I will ever have to interact with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jasper Rees
The Arts Desk
January 1, 2016
This is a wannabe tragedy (with whips) about the knightly failure to commit to the maiden's romantic narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
December 30, 2015
Fifty Shades of Grey delivers, however ponderously, on its promise of pop transgressiveness.
Mark Abraham
Paste Magazine
December 30, 2015
Ultimately, Fifty Shades of Grey spends two hours describing a relationship that is bound to fail and doesn't even seem all that fun while it's occurring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.2/10
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
December 30, 2015
Fortunately the two leads have real chemistry. Dornan makes Christian less creepy and more angsty than on the page and Johnson brings a surprising depth to Anastasia. They also know how to play certain scenes for laughs, making the film come alive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Blaustein
ABC News Radio
December 30, 2015
Let's talk about Dakota Johnson... she's the perfect blend of innocence and confidence; a stealthy heart-breaker who at first comes across as mousey and innocent, but suddenly and convincingly becomes confident and coquettish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Susan Lee
Liverpool Echo
December 29, 2015
I was more aroused by the immaculate shine on Christian's piano than anything in his boudoir of bondage: a set designer must have spent hours buffing those ivories.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Pinkerton
Reverse Shot
December 7, 2015
Rather than anything to do with sexual connoisseurship or philosophy in the bedroom, all that comes across through Fifty Shades of Grey's absence of erotic heat is a lust for the appurtenances of luxury, something that's more commonplace than singular.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 23, 2015
It's cheap, misogynist, Z grade exploitation masquerading as the romance of a woman trying to tame the ultimate man, who by all accounts should be alone left to his own demented fantasies
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
November 19, 2015
It's not overstating the case to say that Dakota Johnson achieves stardom with this role. She mines moments of humor that help offset the soul-searching and weeping, and she's appealing without being impossibly beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Susan G. Cole
NOW Toronto
October 14, 2015
This movie is a mess. It's glacially slow, boasts a laughably clichéd soundtrack -- Beast Of Burden, anyone? -- and is plainly a cash-grabbing set-up to promote a full trilogy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tom Meek
Cambridge Day
October 14, 2015
Yes, there's tons of nudity, but erotic? No.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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