Basic Instinct 2


Basic Instinct 2

Critics Consensus

Unable to match the suspense and titilation of its predecessor, Basic Instinct 2 boasts a plot so ludicrous and predictable it borders on "so-bad-it's-good."



Total Count: 153


Audience Score

User Ratings: 89,104
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Novelist Catherine Tramell is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Andrew Glass to evaluate her. Although, like Detective Nick Curran before him, Glass is entranced by Tramell and lured into a seductive game.

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Sharon Stone
as Catherine Tramell
David Morrissey
as Dr. Michael Glass
Charlotte Rampling
as Dr. Milena Gardosh
David Thewlis
as Detective Superintendent Roy Washburn
Hugh Dancy
as Adam Towers
Stan Collymore
as Kevin Franks
Neil Maskell
as Detective Ferguson
Anne Caillon
as Laney Ward
Jan Chappell
as Solicitor
Terence Harvey
as Henry Rose
Ellen Thomas
as Prosecutor
Indira Varma
as Denise Glass
Heathcote Williams
as Dr. Jakob Gerst
Flora Montgomery
as Michelle Broadwin
Iain Robertson
as Peter Ristedes
Charlie Simpson
as David Bard
Danielle Lydon
as Susan Bard
Christopher Brand
as Angry Patient
Charlotte Purton
as Snuffly Patient
Adam Allfrey
as Skinhead
Vee Vimolmal
as Thai Prostitute
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Critic Reviews for Basic Instinct 2

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Audience Reviews for Basic Instinct 2

  • Apr 25, 2013
    Sharon Stone returns to the role that made her famous in Basic Instinct 2. Novelist Catherine Tramell is accused of murder once again, and faces off with a psychiatrist who believes that she has a risk addiction that drives her to commit murder. The plot is overly convoluted and tries too hard to be ambiguous and have clever twists. The writing is remarkably poor (especially for Stone's character), and has none of the seduction or intrigue that the original film had. An inferior sequel, Basic Instinct 2 is tasteless and uninspired.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 14, 2012
    There is a glimpse of what "Basic Instinct 2" could be in the first five minutes of the film, when Sharon Stone is speeding down the road in a hot car while touching herself. The film looks sleek and stylish, one-upping the original film's sexually intense opening. But after that, the film falls into a race against itself, trying to recreate the same moments from the original without giving us anything. Sharon Stone teetered on being evil in the original, but in the sequel, we know how the previous film ended and therefore know Stone's character for what she is, destroying the illusion. Stone is sexy as ever, still taking control of her scenes, but none of the other characters add up and the whodunit portion of the film falls flat and melodramatic.
    Christopher H Super Reviewer
  • Jul 13, 2012
    'Basic Instinct 2' shouldn't be approached with high expectations, but the desire to observe a sexy, trashy and erotic thriller. You do that, and you'll be fine.
    Lindsey D Super Reviewer
  • Jul 26, 2011
    poor sequel that couldn't live up to the original. stone still looks good for her age
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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