|Directed by||:||James Foley||Produced by||:||Michael De Luca, E. L. James, Dana Brunetti, Marcus Viscidi||Based on||:||Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James||Starring||:||Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Jennifer Ehle, Marcia Gay Harden||Production company||:||Perfect World Pictures, Michael De Luca Productions, Trigger Street Productions||Distributed by||:||Universal Pictures|
'Like a bad Tinder date that lasted three years': Final Fifty Shades film is lashed by the critics with atrocious reviews despite studio's attempt to shield it
The latest Fifty Shades movie has been slammed by critics despite desperate attempts by studio executives to stop them from attending screenings.
Review screenings of Fifty Shades Freed, which is released in the UK tomorrow, have been limited to those journalists who flew out to Paris for the European premiere.
Unusually, the movie was not given a premiere in UK, despite the British roots of series author E. L. James, and no previews were arranged for British critics.
The tactics failed to stop critics from panning the film, however, as viewers complained of cringeworthy dialogue and 'dull' chemistry between its two stars.
Fifty Shades Freed, which is released in the UK tomorrow, was only screened to journalists at the last minute in a bid to halt the barrage of poor reviews
The Hollywood Reporter wrote: 'Closing the book on what's arguably one of the worst film franchises in recent memory, Fifty Shades Freed doesn't quite end with the bang one would hope for.'
The magazine's critic Jordan Mintzer also called its stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Fanning 'one of the duller couples to ever grace the screen'.