Basic Instinct 2

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  • Summary: A slick psychological thriller, Basic Instinct 2 explores what happens when the darker side of human nature is uncovered. Has the intelligent, seductive and manipulative Catherine Tramell (Stone) finally met her match? (Sony Pictures Entertainment)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 33
  2. Negative: 22 out of 33
  1. Basic Instinct 2 isn't bad, exactly, but it lacks the entertaining vulgarity of the first film; it's Basic Instinct redone with more ''class'' and less thrust.
  2. Like many sequels this is actually a remake, and it suffers from the law of diminishing returns.
  3. Morrissey gives a stiff, awkward performance, while Stone moves dangerously close to overplaying the femme fatale. There is little if any intrigue in the story or the characters. Even the murders don't even seem to matter much.
  4. Where is the suspense part? There is no suspense part. Suspense demands clarity of motive and action, and this screenplay never provides it.
  5. 25
    Fortunately, as a showcase for Sharon Stone's physique, Basic Instinct 2 is a rousing success. In every other respect, it's a colossal failure.
  6. 25
    Few expected Basic Instinct 2 to be very good, but no one expected it to be this boring.
  7. 0
    The laughs to be had in this deliciously awful sequel are all unintentional. A bummer for film buffs, but a ball for fans of the misbegotten.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 23
  2. Negative: 7 out of 23
  1. MichaelH.
    Jul 15, 2006
    10
    I loved it. It was unsettling. I guess it's becasue I know the character in this movie. SHe not a killer just a beaty who loves to mind I loved it. It was unsettling. I guess it's becasue I know the character in this movie. SHe not a killer just a beaty who loves to mind f... people. Expand
  2. GlynnH.
    Mar 30, 2006
    10
    Not as good as the first but Sharon is back in top form and gives us the Catherine that we love to hate.
  3. Daz
    Aug 29, 2006
    8
    Really enjoyed it. It wasn't as good as the first but what mattered for me was that i enjoyed the film. It didn't hurt that Sharon Really enjoyed it. It wasn't as good as the first but what mattered for me was that i enjoyed the film. It didn't hurt that Sharon Stone looked AMAZING. Expand
  4. AaronB.
    Jul 18, 2006
    5
    This movie isn't horrible. Well, yes, it is. But listen . . . this might be a movie for you if you want to sit down and have a guilty This movie isn't horrible. Well, yes, it is. But listen . . . this might be a movie for you if you want to sit down and have a guilty pleasure. Sharon Stone works what she's got, and she's still got 'it'. She does what she can with the most laughable dialogue I have witnessed on screen in years. The supporting actors try to take themselves seriously, and do a decent job when all is said and done. This movie is bad, but it's not that bad. In fact, it is almost good. Well . . . almost. Expand
  5. TonyB.
    Jun 19, 2007
    4
    Not nearly as bad as many critics hoped it would be, "Basic Instinct 2" moves along at a decent pace. Unfortunately, where it winds up is Not nearly as bad as many critics hoped it would be, "Basic Instinct 2" moves along at a decent pace. Unfortunately, where it winds up is questionable. I would like an example of the"unintentionally hilarious dialog" that some say is to be found here. Expand
  6. Jun 30, 2014
    4
    Basic Instinct 2: 4 out of 10: I understand the urge of some to declare this a guilty pleasure. After all the entire movie is fascinatinglyBasic Instinct 2: 4 out of 10: I understand the urge of some to declare this a guilty pleasure. After all the entire movie is fascinatingly ridiculous. Sharon Stone's character from the first film has turned into a tour de force caricature. Yes she is too old to play the role but as written I can't think of any other actress who could play it either.

    The idea that any of the characters would find her so appealing that they would jettison any shred of common sense out of the window is nuts. It's not so much the physical as mental. Her character screams look at me I am psychotic. Now certainly some of us have been guilty of being seduced by a patently psychotic middle aged nymphomaniac, but alcohol and late hours not to mention a dimly lit bar are usually involved. To be seduced by such a creature in the sober light of day is pure science fiction.

    Indeed every character in the movie seems inexplicably smitten in one way or the other by Stone. I can buy one disturbed and naive character such as the baby faced psychiatrist going nuts over her but his ex-wife and her lover as well? The movie has other faults as well. There really isn't all that much sex and it does drag at times. And while beautifully shot the lack of cohesive story and supposed twists are more yawn inducing than shocking.

    Certainly the film is worth a look just for Stone's over the top performance but don't be surprised if you check your watch while shaking your head in disbelief.
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  7. Tom
    Apr 2, 2006
    0
    The problem is with the director, of all the directors this idiot had to do the movie..what a terrible location he did it in. Awful!

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