Fifty Shades of Grey Reviews

December 30, 2015
Fifty Shades of Grey delivers, however ponderously, on its promise of pop transgressiveness.
February 26, 2015
Basically, they made a lousy, mid-2000s-era Katherine Heigl romance with a handful of explicit sex scenes spliced throughout the familiar clichés.
February 16, 2015
Think of it as the "Downton Abbey" of bondage, designed neither to menace nor to offend but purely to cosset the fatigued imagination.
February 15, 2015
It realizes this story is ridiculous in ways the book itself never could. It has an actual sense of humor.
February 13, 2015
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.
February 13, 2015
Who would have imagined that a movie about sex could be so boring?
February 13, 2015
The film doesn't culminate in anything. It's a bunch of scenes that end before any kind of satisfying conclusion.
February 13, 2015
In the annals of sexually-charged event cinema, "Fifty Shades of Grey" barely lights a candle let alone combusts with unbridled forbidden passion.
February 13, 2015
Nobody sweats or pants or experiences onscreen ecstasy, which is presumably how a movie about violent sex manages to avoid an NC-17 rating, but the result feels like 50 shades of beige.
February 13, 2015
Isn't the stuff of bondage and discipline, sexual role play, silky blindfolds, and whips and floggers supposed to be, well, exciting?