New Fifty Shades Of Grey movie got mixed reviews from top critics. Focus Features released their new, highly anticipated drama movie, “Fifty Shades Of Grey” into theaters this weekend, and all the reviews are in from the top movie critics. It turns out that ,overall, they were pretty mixed, giving it an overall 47 score out of a possible 100 across 41 reviews at Metacritic.com.
The film stars : Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Rita Ora, Marcia Gay Harden, and Callum Keith Rennie. We’ve provided blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.
Sara Stewart from the New York Post, gave it a 75 grade. He said: “The film never pretends to be other than what it really is: soft-core porn for the ladies, diluted with an “R” rating.”
Sheri Linden over at the The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 70 score, saying: ” With a loose-limbed naturalness, she conveys naiveté, intellectual curiosity and romantic yearning, and shows the unassuming Ana’s newfound thrill at being seen, however complicated the man holding her in his admiring gaze. She’s open and vulnerable but no fool. Best of all, Johnson and her director embrace Ana’s paradox: She snickers at Christian’s predilections, but they also turn her on.”
Lisa Schwarzbaum from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 67 score. He stated: “I spoil nothing by reporting what readers already know, that when Fifty Shades is not a dirty story, it is, as the trilogy unfolds, a study in cartoonishly weird family dynamics.”
Inkoo Kang at TheWrap, gave it a 65 grade, stating: “Starring a vivacious Dakota Johnson and a game Jamie Dornan, Taylor-Johnson’s erotic romance is a skillful distillation of James’ first book that captures the heady exhilaration of being someone’s fixation.”
Meredith Goldstein from the Boston Globe, gave it a 63 score, saying: “The director of the much-anticipated adaptation, Sam Taylor-Johnson, made what could have been a trashy TV movie into well-conceived cinema.”
Michael Phillips over at the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 63 grade, saying: “The surprise, if there is a surprise here, is that the film has found a slyly humorous tone for much of the running time.”
Justin Chang over at Variety, gave it a 60 grade. He stated: “Glossy, well cast, and a consistent hoot until it becomes a serious drag, this neo-“9½ Weeks” is above all a slick exercise in carefully brand-managed titillation — edgier than most grown-up studio fare, but otherwise a fairly mild provocation in this porn-saturated day and age.”