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50 Shades Of Grey

Year : 2015 Director : Sam Taylor-Johnson Running Time : 125 minutes Genre : ,
Movie review score
1.5/5

What’s it about?
A creepy sociopath manipulates a stupidly innocent girl into becoming his sex toy. But it’s OK because he’s very good looking. And because housewives everywhere say so.

What did I think?
Anthony Sherratt says: Not even flashes of nudity and titillation can disguise a hodgepodge of two-dimensional characterisation and cliche. The lead male lacks any real presence and his youth only adds to the unbelievable nature of the plot. The dialogue is poor (but to be fair it was in the book as well and a lot of people didn’t mind) and the overall themes are irritating. Even the sex scenes have been toned down, robbing the movie of any real appeal. A poor man’s Pretty Woman but without the charisma or charm. To be honest it’s not quite bad but it’s certainly not good. It’s actually 50 shades of beige.

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2 Responses so far.

  1. Andrew Danyals says:

    I was wrong – there IS something worse than the book.

  2. Elizabeth Best says:

    It’s not a masterpiece by any means, and is a bit laughable in bits, sure. But it sure isn’t the domestically violent abusive relationship the storm in a teacup points it out to be. It’s a bit of fluff and people need to… erm… get their knickers out of a knot.

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