Fifty Shades of Grey
Sam Taylor-Johnson's 'Fifty Shades of Grey' receives a thumbs-up from the critics.Facebook/Fifty Shades of Grey

Sam Taylor-Johnson's "Fifty Shades of Grey", which hits worldwide theatres on 13 February, has managed to impress critics through its screenplay and production.

The film adaption of E. L. James' bestselling novel of the same name could probably be one of the few movies that is considered as a better version of the book.

Meanwhile, it has also received several criticisms from the reviewers for lack of hot and kinky sex scenes in the film.

The movie stars Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey, Marcia Gay Harden as Grace Trevelyan Grey and Jennifer Ehle as Carla Wilks.

Here are the critical reviews of Sam Taylor-Johnson's  "Fifty Shades of Grey":

Entertainment Weekly

The movie "Fifty Shades of Grey" is considerably better written than the book and it appears to be aimed at a younger consumer crowd than the readers. It is also sort of classy-looking, in a generic, TV-ad-for-bath-oil way. 

The New York Times

"Fifty Shades of Grey" dabbles in romantic comedy and splashes around in melodrama. It might not be a good movie but nonetheless be a film that feels good to see, whether you squirm or giggle or roll your eyes or just sit still and take your punishment.


"Fifty Shades of Grey" is exactly what it promises and little more. Johnson is pretty terrific while Dornan does what he can with the material he is given, and they do make a somewhat entertaining couple.

USA Today

Sitting through the turgid and tedious S&M melodrama that is "Fifty Shades of Grey" may feel like its own form of torture. Those looking for hot, kinky sex will be disappointed. Fewer than 15 of the movie's 125 minutes feature sex scenes.