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"Fifty Shades Darker" Sequel fails to excite critics, here's what they are saying

The second instalment in the "Fifty Shades" S&M romance franchise has failed to impress critics. Here is what they are saying about movie.

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Ana and Christian in "Fifty Shades Darker" play

Ana and Christian in "Fifty Shades Darker"

"Fifty Shades Darker," the sequel that was expected to make amends for the disaster titled "Fifty Shades of Grey," has failed to impress critics.

While the film has been described by its producers as a steamier version of "Fifty Shades of Grey," most critics have described the film as 'idiotic,' 'bland,' and 'unsuccessful.'

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Fifty Shades Darker

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Check out what critics are saying about movie which made its debut on February 10, 2017.

"Other than Dornan's exceptional physique, the movie offers little gratification, delayed or otherwise." - Chicago Reader.

"The kind of movie that's fun only when you're laughing at its flaccid attempts at drama." - Associated Press.

"Fifty Shades Dumber is more like it. The only conviction Johnson and Dornan bring to their roles comes in their mutual awkwardness. This softcore swill is hardcore awful." - Rolling Stone.

"Very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, boring."  - Toronto Sun.

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Fifty Shades Darker

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"Leonard sticks much closer to his wife's original goofy plot, and the result is a bland story that never really commits to what it wants to be" - Entertainment Weekly.

"You will most definitely care more about Anastasia Steele's red lipstick shade than her tortured romance with cold billionaire Christian Grey." - US Weekly.

"Somehow manages to be worse than the stupefyingly bad Fifty Shades of Grey." - USA Today.

Actors Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson attend the premiere of Universal Pictures' "Fifty Shades Darker" at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California play

Actors Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson attend the premiere of Universal Pictures' "Fifty Shades Darker" at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California

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"A concluding installment is already en route; expect diminishing returns every Valentine's Day." - Hollywood Reporter.

"It's nice that the two photogenic leads are treating sex like a pleasurable activity rather than an onerous chore in this second entry, but overall, the film plays like an un-asked-for collaboration between the Hallmark and Playboy Channels." - The Wrap.

"For all its structural and psychological deficiencies, it's hard not to enjoy "Fifty Shades Darker" on its own lusciously limited terms." - Variety.

"Fifty Shades Darker" is currently not available in Nigeria.

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