Fifty Shades of Grey Reviews

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November 26, 2019
Given that this is her second film, [Sam] Taylor-Johnson directs the film with taste and care by focusing on the interactions between Ana and Christian rather than the sexual side of the story and the film looks stunning.
August 21, 2018
This is worth going to the cinema for, leave your expectations behind and relax and enjoy a visually beautiful film.
November 8, 2017
There is an awful lot of rose-tinted nostalgia here for a time when women sat passively while powerful men threw wealth at them, but the interesting difference here is that the power dynamic between Red Riding Hood and the Wolf shifts.
October 30, 2017
Shortage of exotic shenanigans apart, artist-turned-director Sam Taylor-Johnson has delivered a decently acted and technically well-made adaptation of what remains a fundamentally silly and, at times, simply rather unpleasant story.
October 18, 2017
I've seen way worse movies aimed at men and boys, so I think everyone can chill out about a mediocre movie aimed at women.
September 20, 2017
It may not be your conventional Valentine's Day date movie, but it looks set to give audiences more pleasure than pain.
August 14, 2017
The film's a hell of a ride, often a fun and thought-provoking one, even though it's all such camp.
April 26, 2017
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.
April 10, 2016
Funny (often intentionally!), ferociously unsexy, and roundly entertaining from beginning to end.
December 30, 2015
Fifty Shades of Grey delivers, however ponderously, on its promise of pop transgressiveness.
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.
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.
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.
October 14, 2015
This alien quality is what makes Dornan so effective as Christian.
August 17, 2015
Unexpectedly delightful.
March 16, 2015
Grey may be crass and calculated, but Johnson saves it from being completely forgettable.
March 7, 2015
Without the baggage of having read the book, the synopsis or even the film's Wikipedia page, Fifty Shades of Grey unspools as a surprisingly engaging story about sexual naivety, concepts of consent and, ultimately, power.
March 2, 2015
Actress Dakota Johnson brings humor, sensitivity and vulnerability to Anastasia, making her the clear breakout performance of Fifty Shades [of Grey].
February 27, 2015
... isn't nearly as terrible as E.L. James' novel would make you expect. There's perverted, like the sado-masochistic sex games played by tycoon Christian Grey, and then there's perverse, like the pleasure of watching trash so glossily compacted.
February 19, 2015
What emerges in Fifty Shades of Grey is perhaps the best finished product that could rise from the depths of a compromised starting point.
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