Reviews say Fifty Shades Freed is the worst movie in the Sharknado of softcore porn franchise

The third and final Fifty Shades of Grey film has been released and reviews are slamming it as the worst of the trilogy.

Fifty Shades Freed has scored a rating of 30 on Metacritic.com, versus the original film's 46 and Fifty Shades Darker's 33.

"With this last entry, we have officially hit the bottom of the barrel," writes Peter Travers at Rolling Stone.

"Whips, chains, butt plugs and nipple clips are nothing compared to the sheer torture of watching this movie."

The racy films are adapted from the hit novels by EL James, which were themselves developed from her pornographic Twilight fan-fic.

But even the much-hyped sex scenes of leads Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are a let-down, according to critics.

"She rolls her eyes like a cranky teenager. He stares at her like a constipated cow. Even in bed, they act like they're in separate rooms," writes Stephen Whitty at the New York Daily News.

"There's no real heat here, because its stars never even strike a spark."

Fifty Shades Freed is described as "sheer agony" and the "worst film in the trilogy".
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"Never as naughty - nor as crazy - as it needed to be, the Fifty Shades saga limps to its postcoital finale," says Abbey Bender at Time Out.

"The sex scenes are, save the occasional bit of exposed flesh or brandished toy, fairly mild - Freed is probably the least provocative film of the trilogy."

Several reviewers highlight a lengthy scene in which Dornan plays Paul McCartney's 'Maybe I'm Amazed' on the piano.

"[He does so] for no particular reason to the inexplicable awe of his wife and friends," writes Kimber Myers for The Playlist.

"You'd think that by the third film, we'd be used to this nonsense, but our threshold for pain still hasn't risen high enough to find this pleasurable."

However bad the reviews may be, Fifty Shades Freed is expected to be a box office hit.

Analysts predict it'll rake in around US$33 million in North America alone this weekend, which will dethrone Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle from the top spot.

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