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Basic Instinct 2 Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 31, 2006
But the movie is a baroque little mystery of so little mystery or consequence that you're literally sitting there waiting for the next full body cavity search.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 15, 2006
I won't say I didn't enjoy it; this is the kind of film that begs to be talked back to, that satisfies our highly developed taste for schadenfreude.
| Original Score: 69/100
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 30, 2006
Here is a movie so outrageous and preposterous it is either (a) suicidal or (b) throbbing with a horrible fascination. I lean toward (b).
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
March 31, 2006
This film is unable to involve, entertain, or titillate. Basically, it stinks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
March 31, 2006
Basic Instinct 2 seems aimed at two audiences: men in raincoats in dark theaters and graduate students in film studies.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
March 30, 2006
Stone delivers her lines with slinky grace, but there's no helping out a plot with as many doggedly transparent twists as this one.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
March 30, 2006
Stone, whose portrayal of mature sexiness was breathtaking in last year's Broken Flowers, is so over-the-top here that Tramell appears to be channeling Cruella De Vil. Or maybe Carol Burnett vamping as "Nora Desmond."
| Original Score: F
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
March 30, 2006
In Basic Instinct 2 the manufactured thrill is gone.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 2, 2006
Could be a career-killer of the most combustible variety.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 31, 2006
The only real intrigue comes in the film's risky flirtation with high camp.
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
Edward Douglas
March 30, 2006
If your own basic instinct is to avoid this movie, then you probably should go with that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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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.
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
March 31, 2006
Unenjoyable, unerotic, I daresay unwatchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Eric D. Snider
March 31, 2006
An utterly hilarious piece of camp trash that elicited more laughs from me than 'She's the Man,' 'Larry the Cable Guy' and 'Date Movie' combined.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
March 30, 2006
Where is the suspense part? There is no suspense part. Suspense demands clarity of motive and action, and this screenplay never provides it.
Clint Morris
March 23, 2006
Going to go down in history as not only one of the worst sequels of all time, but also one of the worst films of all time. Come video, it may just have an 'Alan Smithee' credit festooned to its title sequence.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
March 30, 2006
Basic Instinct 2 would be a magnificent exercise in transcendental camp... were it not for the pleading, deluded look behind its leading lady's ice-blue eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
March 30, 2006
The long-gestating follow-up to Paul Verhoeven's 1992 blip on the zeitgeist screen is a disaster of the highest or perhaps lowest order.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Beth McArthur
Georgia Straight
May 6, 2006
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