Critics have been lining up to give the final instalment in the Fifty Shades trilogy a thrashing, with one calling it “even ropier than the second one”.
Fifty Shades Freed, continues Robbie Collin in The Telegraph, has “zero” nuances, “drab” subplots and a script by Niall Leonard that doesn’t “add up”.
The Guardian agrees, calling the third film to be based on EL James’s erotic fiction “limp and predictable”.
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson star in the movie, out in the UK on Friday.
Directed by James Foley, it had its world premiere in France earlier this week.
Fifty Shades Freed sees Johnson’s Anastasia Steele and kinky millionaire Christian Grey (Dornan) finally tie the knot.
But their marital life is complicated by her psychotic ex-boss and what Variety’s reviewer calls “a thin, illogical abduction climax”.