Basic Instinct 2 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Basic Instinct 2 Reviews

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Linda Ruth Williams
Sight and Sound
September 28, 2006
This is psychoanalytic fable rewritten as pulp fiction. Perhaps that's why it's so ludicrously entertaining.
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
June 24, 2006
As a stand-alone film, this doesn't work; but viewed through the prism of the original, it offers some twisted, self-conscious pleasures.
Matthew Turner
May 6, 2006
Morrissey's performance is much better than the film really deserves - he pulls off a complex blend of pride and barely suppressed rage whilst still remaining sympathetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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-
March 31, 2006
This movie rocks ... by boldly embracing the preposterousness at the core of its story right away, and then moving on to more important things like ultra-nasty sex [and] hyper-lurid dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
March 30, 2006
Basic Instinct 2 isn't quite the spurting geyser of sexual excess that the original was, but it has a sense of reservation and a rather graceful desire for worth that makes it an acceptable distraction.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 30, 2006
It's the sort of movie some people call a guilty pleasure, although I don't see any reason to feel guilty about a movie that is so much fun.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 29, 2006
Basic Instinct 2 isn't bad, exactly, but it lacks the entertaining vulgarity of the first film.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Staci Layne Wilson
March 29, 2006
Spatting one-liners and sucking on cigarettes, the vampy, campy Sharon Stone does Bette Davis proud in this reasonably fun but ultimately empty suspense/thriller. Proceed at your own risk!
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
March 29, 2006
Okay, it's awful. But I liked it. Stone "acts" (if you want to call it that) with a campy sneer as Morrissey heroically carries the movie. Rampling is a goddess.
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Michael Dequina
January 26, 2014
We actually don't see very much killing at all--except, maybe, that of the careers of Morrissey and Stone.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Silly, shock-pandering lines like that nearly sink the film to Showgirls level.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
April 20, 2009
In spite of Sharon Stone's hearty encore performance as the ultimate femme fatale, "Basic Instinct 2" falls unbearably flat.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Brian Marder
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dragan Antulov
June 21, 2007
jedan od rijetkih primjera kada je publika pokazala kako, za razliku od Hollywooda, ipak ima pojma o nekim stvarima
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Sadly, nothing following lives up to the prurient promise of this sequence, as the film becomes a monotonously talky, gloomy affair.
Peter Bradshaw
January 27, 2007
Poor Sharon Stone. She's still big; it's the erotic thrillers that got small.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 13, 2006
...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 | Original Score: 1/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 22, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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