Still from Universal Pictures film Fifty Shades of Grey
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Fifty Shades review: 'It's fifty shades of vanilla'

The much-anticipated film version of EL James' best-selling erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey has its UK premiere on Thursday night.

But a handful of British critics have already seen the film - at a preview at the Berlin film festival.

Telegraph film critic Tim Robey told Radio 4's Today programme the director Sam Taylor-Johnson was having fun at the expense of the book and that critics hoping for a bad film they could tear apart would be in for a shock.

Camilla Long, film reviewer at the Sunday Times, has not seen the film yet but is not a fan of Fifty Shades, describing the heroine as a "supremely stupid woman".

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