Fatal Instinct Reviews
Entertaining enough comedy along the lines of "Airplane" and "Naked Gun" with enough sexual innuendos and overt sexuality that had me laughing thru out.
After watching the DVD version and the many deleted scenes the movie is still hilarious. It has many jokes and there is always something going on. I think it is a great spoof film. It is fast paced,humorous, creative and well acted.
"Fatal Instinct" is a broadbased spoof that pokes fun at just about every famous crime drama and film noir movie from 1942 through 1990. If you love the film noir/sexual thriller/crime thriller drama, and you have a sense of humor aboutr the movies you like, you'll be chuckling and/or howling with laughter throughout the 90 minutes of this film. "Cape Fear", "Basic Instinct", "Fatal Attraction" are the most obvious targets in the film, but many other films are spoofed, both through outright mockery by way of scenes duplicated and twisted around and through more subtle means as well.
The shining star of the film is Armand Assante, who I've never associated with comedy, but who is an absolute scream in this film. The way he delivers the most rediculous lines in a straight, 1940s melodramatic leading man fasion is what makes this movie as funny as it is. (And then there's the fact that he's not afraid of looking absolutely rediculous, such as he does in the scene where he dances around in red high-heeled shoes with his trousers rolled up to his knees.)
If you enjoy rediculous comedies like "The Naked Gun" and "Scary Movie", and if you like classic crime dramas, you should seek out "Fatal Instinct."
Starring: Armand Assante, Sherilyn Fenn, Kate Nelligan, Sean Young, and James Remar
Director: Rob Reiner