Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

Adaptation of E.L. James' best-selling erotic novel, the fastest selling paperback of all time (its sex scenes of bondage and masochism devoured by over 70 million blushing readers). The novel, the first of a trilogy, traces the relationship between college graduate Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson, The Social Network) and wealthy entrepreneur Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan, TV's The Fall).

Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim) was cast as Grey, but has withdrawn from the film citing scheduling difficulties. Fifty is credited with mainstream-ing soft porn literature, time will tell if this will do the same for moviegoers.

2014Rating: R18, Sex scenes & offensive language125 minsUSA
DramaRomanceBlockbuster
79%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Flicks, Leonie Hayden

Flicks, Leonie Hayden

flicks

Everyone’s favourite saucy Twilight fan-fic has finally hit the big screen and boy is it… something. It is a thing. To its credit, Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia Steele is fifty billion shades of more likeable than her limp book counterpart - the perfect balance of cool chick, demure ingénue and sultry siren - and thankfully we’re no longer privy to the clunky metaphors that occupy ‘book’ Ana’s every waking moment (“I feel the colour in my cheeks rising again.

2.0
0

Toned down movie version of the book

Many people are dissing this movie however if you did enjoy the book the movie does do it justice. The actors do a good job, even though they aren't particularly likable (whether it's the actors or their characters I don't know). Mind you, this would have been one of the hardest acting gigs ever as everyone has in their head their idea of Christian Grey or...

3.0
0

Worse than I thought it would be!

I had read the books - only because I had come across the trilogy in an op shop and they were having a half price sale - so paid 50c each for them. The books were ok. Glad I waited till the movie came out on dvd - and didn't pay cinema costs... Husband fell fast asleep in the first 20 mins (snoring loudly I might add), and I struggled to stay awake! Books...

1.0
0

Worst SM movie

How can they produce this XXX and claim it's sexually appealing?

1.0
0

Raincoats & Popcorn

I'm not gonna beat about the bush...let me just say, go see it, you won't go home empty handed.

1.0
0

Books better

as above stick to reading

2.0
0

Cringe Alert

Simply put, Should of stayed fan fiction. The first half i spent with my head in my hands as the acting was just awkward, the script must have been written in a afternoon as it was ridiculously tacky in places. Don't rush down and see it.

1.0
0

Boring :-( 9 mins of erotica from 5 nude scenes is no sex movie.

Book is ok, this movie does not do it justice, bad acting, slow plot makes for a rubbish movie, they should have had a R18 adult version as this one is plain boring.

1.0
0

Go Team Fifty

Loved it !!!

5.0
0

50 Shades of F*%ked up

Fifty Shades of Grey Simply put, ‘Twilight’ mixed with some ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’. Like really? This film adapted from the book is 2hrs of messed up! Seems to me it’s more about what Grey doesn’t say but who knows what he’s thinking? So easily depicted from the trailers, it’s not a boy film and guys if you think your taking you lady along to get...

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

With the sex scenes and the drama lacking the required heat, it’s ultimately unsatisfying.

2.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A sex-positive but hopelessly soft-core erotic drama.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Johnson’s Ana squeezes believability out of one of the more silly romantic entanglements in recent popular culture.

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

A memorable and society-shifting cultural event, it’s in no way a memorable movie.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Aiming to please, the filmmakers submit without hesitation to the bold yet hokey source material, with leads Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson breathing a crucial third dimension into cutout characters.

0
Flicks, Leonie Hayden

Flicks, Leonie Hayden

flicks

Everyone’s favourite saucy Twilight fan-fic has finally hit the big screen and boy is it… something. It is a thing. To its credit, Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia Steele is fifty billion shades of more likeable than her limp book counterpart - the perfect balance of cool chick, demure ingénue and sultry siren - and thankfully we’re no longer privy to the clunky metaphors that occupy ‘book’ Ana’s every waking moment (“I feel the colour in my cheeks rising again.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

With the sex scenes and the drama lacking the required heat, it’s ultimately unsatisfying.

2.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A sex-positive but hopelessly soft-core erotic drama.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Johnson’s Ana squeezes believability out of one of the more silly romantic entanglements in recent popular culture.

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

A memorable and society-shifting cultural event, it’s in no way a memorable movie.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Aiming to please, the filmmakers submit without hesitation to the bold yet hokey source material, with leads Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson breathing a crucial third dimension into cutout characters.

0

Toned down movie version of the book

Many people are dissing this movie however if you did enjoy the book the movie does do it justice. The actors do a good job, even though they aren't particularly likable (whether it's the actors or their characters I don't know). Mind you, this would have been one of the hardest acting gigs ever as everyone has in their head their idea of Christian Grey...

3.0
0

Worse than I thought it would be!

I had read the books - only because I had come across the trilogy in an op shop and they were having a half price sale - so paid 50c each for them. The books were ok. Glad I waited till the movie came out on dvd - and didn't pay cinema costs... Husband fell fast asleep in the first 20 mins (snoring loudly I might add), and I struggled to stay awake! Books...

1.0
0

Worst SM movie

How can they produce this XXX and claim it's sexually appealing?

1.0
0

Raincoats & Popcorn

I'm not gonna beat about the bush...let me just say, go see it, you won't go home empty handed.

1.0
0

Books better

as above stick to reading

2.0
0

Cringe Alert

Simply put, Should of stayed fan fiction. The first half i spent with my head in my hands as the acting was just awkward, the script must have been written in a afternoon as it was ridiculously tacky in places. Don't rush down and see it.

1.0
0

Boring :-( 9 mins of erotica from 5 nude scenes is no sex movie.

Book is ok, this movie does not do it justice, bad acting, slow plot makes for a rubbish movie, they should have had a R18 adult version as this one is plain boring.

1.0
0

Go Team Fifty

Loved it !!!

5.0
0

50 Shades of F*%ked up

Fifty Shades of Grey Simply put, ‘Twilight’ mixed with some ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’. Like really? This film adapted from the book is 2hrs of messed up! Seems to me it’s more about what Grey doesn’t say but who knows what he’s thinking? So easily depicted from the trailers, it’s not a boy film and guys if you think your taking you lady along to get...

2.0
0