TV Host Brutally Blasts '50 Shades' With Scathing Review (VIDEO)

50 ShadesThe reviews are out for the year's most anticipated movie, and though its reviews run the gamut, they are generally better than one would have expected. The critical consensus on Rotten Tomatoes, where it currently has a score of 38% with 65 reviews, is that the film "works far better as a movie than a book." But here comes Australia's Today's reviewer, Lisa Wilkinson, to mess things up. According to her, Fifty Shades is no less than the worst movie of all time. And if she were Kanye West, she would repeat, of all time!

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Said Wilkinson:

Fifty Shades of Grey is, quite simply, the worst movie I've ever seen.

Well, don't pull punches, Lisa. Tell us how you feel! Seriously, has she not seen Glitter? Showgirls? How about Gigli?

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Wilkinson blasts Christian Grey as:

... the 30-something jerk of a billionaire who never seems to work. An emotionally crippled narcissist no one could love.

And you think that's bad? She rips Dakota Johnson's character as:

... one-dimensional, lip-biting (could someone please get that girl a chapstick!), totally pathetic Anastasia Steele, who for no discernible reason falls in love with the aforementioned jerk and, single-handedly, sells women across the world short.

She concludes:

Fifty Shades of Grey is more appalling than appealing. It’s domestic violence dressed up as erotica ... and if there's one thing this movie is not, it's erotic.

Kind of sensing she didn't like it much. You?

Well, I tend to be in the "domestic violence dressed up as erotica" camp, but having spoken to a few intelligent, cultured, strong women who went to see it this week, they seemed to enjoy it as an amusing, sexy romp and thought it was better than they expected.

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Wilkinson has every right to despise the flick -- it's just her opinion after all. But her review is so over-the-top it sounds like she's trying to get noticed rather than give an opinion that's fair and balanced.

And I just can't believe it's worse than Gigli.

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