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Basic Instinct 2 Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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But the movie is a baroque little mystery of so little mystery or consequence that you're literally sitting there waiting for the next full body cavity search.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

March 31, 2006
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

I won't say I didn't enjoy it; this is the kind of film that begs to be talked back to, that satisfies our highly developed taste for schadenfreude.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 69/100

May 15, 2006
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Here is a movie so outrageous and preposterous it is either (a) suicidal or (b) throbbing with a horrible fascination. I lean toward (b).

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 30, 2006
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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This film is unable to involve, entertain, or titillate. Basically, it stinks.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1/4

March 31, 2006
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Basic Instinct 2 seems aimed at two audiences: men in raincoats in dark theaters and graduate students in film studies.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 31, 2006
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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Stone delivers her lines with slinky grace, but there's no helping out a plot with as many doggedly transparent twists as this one.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

March 30, 2006
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Stone, whose portrayal of mature sexiness was breathtaking in last year's Broken Flowers, is so over-the-top here that Tramell appears to be channeling Cruella De Vil. Or maybe Carol Burnett vamping as "Nora Desmond."

| Original Score: F

March 30, 2006
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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In Basic Instinct 2 the manufactured thrill is gone.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 30, 2006
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Could be a career-killer of the most combustible variety.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 2, 2006
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

...a script that is so full of cliche's that I actually knew the end of the film 10 minutes before it ended.

Full Review Source: Nolan's Pop Culture Review | Original Score: 1/4

December 13, 2006
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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The only real intrigue comes in the film's risky flirtation with high camp.

March 31, 2006
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

Silly, shock-pandering lines like that nearly sink the film to Showgirls level.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2/4

April 23, 2009
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net

If your own basic instinct is to avoid this movie, then you probably should go with that.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 2/10

March 30, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Basic Instinct 2 has a stylish look and a few sexy moments, but the plot goes from confusing to implausible to absolutely ludicrous in the final sequence.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

April 3, 2006
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies

Unenjoyable, unerotic, I daresay unwatchable.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 1/5

March 31, 2006
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

An utterly hilarious piece of camp trash that elicited more laughs from me than 'She's the Man,' 'Larry the Cable Guy' and 'Date Movie' combined.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: D

March 31, 2006
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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Where is the suspense part? There is no suspense part. Suspense demands clarity of motive and action, and this screenplay never provides it.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

March 30, 2006
Clint Morris
Moviehole

Going to go down in history as not only one of the worst sequels of all time, but also one of the worst films of all time. Come video, it may just have an 'Alan Smithee' credit festooned to its title sequence.

| Original Score: 0.5/5

March 23, 2006
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Basic Instinct 2 would be a magnificent exercise in transcendental camp... were it not for the pleading, deluded look behind its leading lady's ice-blue eyes.

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: D-

March 30, 2006
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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The long-gestating follow-up to Paul Verhoeven's 1992 blip on the zeitgeist screen is a disaster of the highest or perhaps lowest order.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

March 30, 2006
Scott A. Mantz
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