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Basic Instinct 2 Reviews

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
May 6, 2006
A pale shadow that is imminently unworthy of even a raised heartbeat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 22, 2006
Ao tentar recriar a ambigüidade do original, revela só a fragilidade de seu roteiro, que, pela (falta de) qualidade, poderia ter sido escrito pela própria Catherine Tramell.
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
April 21, 2006
Stupefyingly lackluster.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 21, 2006
Like many sequels this is actually a remake, and it suffers from the law of diminishing returns.
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
April 17, 2006
Basic Instinct 2, with Sharon Stone once again in the seductress role, is a sordid tale of lying liars and pants on fire.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
April 10, 2006
Vamp or mind-vampire, a stylishly empowered Stone distracts from incredulity until an ill-conceived climax drowns it in a British harbor of excess miscalculation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
April 6, 2006
Another low in Hollywood's descent into virtual flesh-peddling ... Stone proves that she's still basically a "star" only to the extent that she strips.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Jackie K. Cooper
April 6, 2006
Leaves you bored, bothered and bewildered
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
April 6, 2006
In pretty short order, the entire film goes off course and sinks, taking its lead actress with it.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 5, 2006
Stone is simply awful, replacing the sexy insouciance from the first film with a beady stare that would seem more appropriate coming from a dead codfish than a calculating nympho adept at playing twisted mind games.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 5, 2006
The final score: Ice Picks 1, Crotch Shots, 0.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
April 5, 2006
the most gratifyingly God-awful guilty pleasure since Catwoman, another gem co-starring Sharon Stone
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Susan Granger
April 5, 2006
Sordid and ludicrous, it's a steamy stink-bomb!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
April 4, 2006
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).
Angela Baldassarre
April 4, 2006
Basically predictable.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
April 3, 2006
For many people, the only reason to see Basic Instinct 2 is to find out if Stone uncrosses her legs again. She doesn't.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 3, 2006
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.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
April 3, 2006
Base. Ick. In stink.
Full Review| Original Score: 0/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 3, 2006
[This] is one of those guilty pleasures that, in your heart, you know you should loath but can't help being amused by the kitschiness of the writing, acting and direction
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
April 2, 2006
...a relentlessly cheesy, over-the-top sexual thriller that has all the provocative luster of an inner thigh rash...[a] botched, stillborn psychological fable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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