Basic Instinct 2 (2006)



Critic 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."

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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.
Rating: R (for strong sexuality, nudity, violence language and some drug content)
Genre: Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Romance
Directed By: Michael Caton-Jones
Written By: Leora Barish , Henry Bean , Joe Eszterhas
In Theaters: wide
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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
Anne Caillon
as Laney Ward
Neil Maskell
as Detective Ferguson
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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Full Review… | February 26, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

As a stand-alone film, this doesn't work; but viewed through the prism of the original, it offers some twisted, self-conscious pleasures.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Stupefyingly lackluster.

Full Review… | April 21, 2006
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Like many sequels this is actually a remake, and it suffers from the law of diminishing returns.

Full Review… | April 21, 2006
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The plot, already mired in nonsensical backstory, collapses with the late-inning introduction of a tired metafictional device (not to mention a wildly lunging Usual Suspects twist).

Full Review… | April 4, 2006
Village Voice
Top Critic

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… | April 3, 2006
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

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