‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ Reviews: Way More Fun Than ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

It may be a given that “Fifty Shades of Grey” will top the box office this Valentine’s Day weekend, but movie critics are more impressed with “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”

Director and co-writer Matthew Vaughn’s adaptation of a comic book by Mark Millar (“Kick-Ass”) and Dave Gibbons (“Watchmen”) has received a majority of glowing reviews for being a fun, stylish and subversive action movie about a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the its ultra-competitive training program.

The 20th Century Fox has a 75 percent “fresh” approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, while “Fifty Shades” — an adaptation of author E.L. James’ best-selling erotic romance novel — has been declared “rotten” with just a 43 percent approval rating.

TheWrap’s James Rocchi hailed the action-comedy combo as Vaughn’s “best film,” beating out “Kick-Ass,” “Layer Cake” and “X-Men: First Class.”

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