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Sliver (1993)

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Phillip Noyce directed Joe Eszterhas's adaptation of Ira Levin's novel about voyeurism, starring Sharon Stone as Carly Norris, a book editor on the rebound from an emotionless seven-year marriage. Carly decides that a change of location will help her in the healing process, so she moves into a sleek Manhattan high-rise. In her new apartment, she meets a collection of curious neighbors --Vida (Polly Walker), who snorts cocaine along with ingesting all the dark secrets of the building and its

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Drama, Romance, Mystery & Suspense

Ira Levin, Joe Eszterhas

Mar 28, 2006

Paramount Home Video

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Sharon Stone goes cold in this botched thiller-maybe from the effort of pretending that her character, a beauteous book editor, would fall for the preening young computer wizard played by the vacant-and-proud-of-it William Baldwin.

June 12, 2013 Full Review Source: New Yorker
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...stripped of its thriller elements, the movie is really just a subpar 9 1/2 Weeks clone...

July 15, 2006 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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Director Phillip Noyce's camera will leer at anything that clenches and unclenches with a steady rhythm.

March 27, 2006 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

A glossy, trashy psychological thriller that manages to entertain despite a reshot ending which is too abrupt.

October 9, 2005
Fantastica Daily

A hot follow-up to "Basic Instinct"....just as sizzling

April 25, 2005
Moviehole

Horrible.

June 9, 2004
Juicy Cerebellum

Stone and Noyce fall from grace.

May 31, 2004
FilmsInReview.com

'You like to watch don't you'... that may be true, but I would have liked watching even more if I were watching something better.

January 13, 2004 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Sliver has a few mildly memorable moments, but is for the most part a waste of time. It is indicative of the poor career choices Sharon Stone made once she became a household name.

August 9, 2002
Countingdown.com

Silly title aside, Sliver does have, at its best, one of the most unconventional endings in recent memory. At its worst, it's just not very interesting.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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Audience Reviews for Sliver

Ah yes, back in the early 90's Sharon Stone had the reputation of being Hollywood's dirty star, thanks to 'Basic Instinct' and this. At the time I was a young teen and Stone was notorious for her antics on film, we all talked about her, we all wanted to see her films, Stone was the pinnacle of naughty films we weren't allowed to see.

Apparently the film is based on a novel of the same name and I'm sure the book is much better than this film. Its basically a murder thriller in a tall apartment block. Stone has just moved in, there's a young stud on one floor who fancies her and a middle aged bloke on another who fancies her too. One of them killed the previous owner of Stone's flat (yes in the UK we say flat), choose between the paranoid loony or the enormous peeping tom.

I admit the film does well in hiding who committed the murder (and the other one during the film), you're never really sure which of the two chaps did it right up to the end. Tends to swing from moment to moment, one minute you think its Baldwin, the next its Berenger, nicely done I guess.

The thing is the whole film just feels like its capitalising on Stone's previous massive hit 'Basic Instinct'. If they had another female lead in that role I just don't think it would have attracted the same publicity. After all this was Stone's sex sequel, her second big sexual escapade and boy did they nail that home!. I mean the film is reasonably enjoyable but its merely one sex scene after another, once Stone's character meets Baldwin's creepy duck faced character it just becomes one sweaty sex sequence followed by some dialog, then another sweaty sex sequence etc...It does actually feel as though the director is simply giving you a breather from playing with yourself with some boring plot, until the next big tissue inducing sequence (its not that dirty by the way).

Gotta give it to Baldwin, he really does come across as a slimy creepy pervert that you know not to trust. Whether that was good acting or just the way he is I dunno. I quite liked the sub plot revolving around his electronic spying, you know its gonna play into the murder plot because he has cameras in every nook n cranny of this building, kinda obvious what will happen. Berenger is OK as this jealous oddball who breaks into peoples apartments all the time, a bit bland though, kinda plays it safe with his performance, nothing too special. A bit sickening watching both these guys trying to schmaltz their way into Stone's knickers, I wonder if the script is the same as the book?.

Stone moans, groans and exposes herself well throughout, nothing more, she does exactly what you expect and its pretty much all she can do. Really it just feels like a quickfire follow through after Stone hit the big time, its very simple in premise and hardly a thriller in any aspect if you ask me. Its not even that sexy really, I don't wanna see Baldwin's sweaty ass!. Some nice visuals though, a bit noir-ish I guess, soundtrack is a little haunting also, so not all bad. The films title suits the content perfectly, you really do feel like you need a shower after this sleazy affair.
August 7, 2013
phubbs1

Super Reviewer

An ok raunchy thriller, not at the standard of Basic Instinct or Fatal Attraction though. There aren't that many twists or shocks in store, it's fairly predictable, although the ending felt rushed? Sharon Stone does what she does best.
October 11, 2012
Deano78

Super Reviewer

This movie is just an attempt to get in on the succes of Basic Instinct. It's the same thing....without the talented filmmaking. It's watchable....But nothing more. I liked the ending though....But that's not what they planned...so I can't give them credit for it.
October 6, 2011
TheGame90
Martin Sahlin

Super Reviewer

Rarely rises above "stupid" Exposed Esztherhas' lack of talent; Stone's inability to play vulnerable and Baldwin's lack of appeal.
February 14, 2010
The Gandiman
Tony Gandía

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    1. Carly Norris: Get a life...
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