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Basic Instinct 2 Reviews

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½ December 30, 2013
A very unnecessary sequel to a classic cult film. this second chapter takes the character of Tramell caught into yet another scandal after the death of one of her sex partner. The film try to be tensed and dark like the first one but instead it's a little funny and ridiculous to be honest. The story isn't that great and Sharon stone should definitely move on to some other projects better suited for her quite enjoyable acting skills.
½ September 29, 2013
You know I blame the writers and directors for this movie. Not the cast. I mean the movie has a great look that contrasts the softness of the original. Visually its very appealing and quite different. But the most sore part about this movie is the plot is so washed out its entertaining but not thrilling like it should be. Poor Sharon Stone was fed such awful dialogue that was not as effortless and sexy as the first. In this one shes just blunt and in your face and not in a good way. And the rest of the cast really does not have any chemistry or offer anything as well. David Morrissey is a cute face but nothing more. Sharon Stone for almost 50 still looks beautiful and has raging sex appeal..Not to crazy on her hair and wardrobe though. This movie is a product of today, not the 90's.
September 19, 2013
This movie is severely underrated. Clearly, it's not as good as the first one, but it is still a solid, sexy, and entertaining film. It's somewhat hard to follow, and David Morrissey is a weak, insipid actor, but otherwise Sharon Stone is fantastic, and the film as a whole keeps me interested. I really think that if they replaced David with a solid A-lister, the film would have done much better.
½ September 7, 2013
To be fair, this film succeeded at one thing. It managed to be even stupider, confusing and pointless than the predecessor.
½ September 5, 2013
So bad, it's actually kind of hilarious.
June 29, 2013
The razzie people has a better name for this movie

It's called "Basically, It Stinks, Too".
June 25, 2013
On its own, it is not a bad movie. Sharon Stone is a cool crafty Character and you are just not sure if she did it or not. Linked to the first movie, this is a disjointed sequel. It doesnt flow with the first and seems deflated. The cast is impressive as actors that have made it big recently on television and they do well with this. David Morrissey gives a rich depth to his character. He is able to show the wall of professionalism slowly crumble as Stone picks at it ever so deftly. Worth the watch if only to see some of the acting work of Morrissey or Hugh Dancy.
June 24, 2013
This One Was Not Good As The First Basic Instinct.
June 17, 2013
What barely worked fourteen years prior, doesn't work fourteen years later.
May 15, 2013
i liked the first one
½ May 13, 2013
I never like the first BI that much but I thought it had an interesting idea. This on the other hand is so bad it's...well..just bad. Like RT say's "It's So bad it's Good" but I honestly HATTED HATTED HATTED this film. I never really liked the first but I did respect Verhoeven for pushing the boundaries the way he did and sticking to his guns like he did but this film...it's just dumb. The only really saving grace is Sharon Stone even SHE doesn't save this horrendous film there's so many bad things about this film that you can't list them all. But just for a few the story is Muddy and makes well...little sense. And as RT say's "The plot is so ludicrous it's "So bad it's Good" Well said RT Well Said.
April 30, 2013
It's nothing compared to the original, but not nearly as bad as some reviews claim.
Super Reviewer
April 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.
½ April 22, 2013
The first was kinda cool,this is just a carbinated copy of that.
½ April 7, 2013
Definitely not a great film, but Sharon Stone is almost always fun to watch. I would love to have seen this after living in London, which is a great setting for such a story. Interesting choice of director in Michael-Caton-Jones.
½ January 2, 2013
The plot picks up crime novelist Catherine Tramell years (fourteen to be exact) after her San Francisco police troubles. Relocated to London, she gets implicated in the car crash death of her soccer player lover (she, of course, was driving). Enter police psychologist Dr. Michael Glass to assess her mental state, and the sexually oriented dangers from the first movie get recycled in this story. People start to get murdered. Inevitably, Glass gets painted into a corner, while Catherine keeps one step ahead of everyone else. It seems beside the point that Sharon Stone looks great for 47, though there is a surgical aura about her beauty (whether or not this is the case). Her nihilistic character has not been empowered by the intervening years but flattened into a one-note Machiavellian nymphomaniac, all knowing looks and come-ons with nary a trace of humanity. The fun in her performance has been deflated to fit the constant contrivances of the plot turns.She gets no help from her pasty-looking leading man, David Morrissey, who looks and sounds like the younger brother of Liam Neeson. He lacks the charisma and primal instincts to get away with Glass' quicksilver changes in behavior, especially in the sex scenes. The most inspired in-joke is placing the doctor's office in London's phallic-looking Swiss Re building. It seems a shame to recruit two world-class actors in supporting roles only to waste them " David Thewlis plays the suspicious police inspector, and Charlotte Rampling, looking spectacular at sixty (and a lesson in humility for Ms.Stone), as Glass' more seasoned colleague. Suffice it to say that the last five minutes are absurd to the extreme with no sense of viewer satisfaction over the conclusion.
The journey from theaters to DVD has been an unsurprisingly fast one, and the disc includes Caton-Jones' rather bored commentary on an alternative track, and there are several deleted scenes all wisely excised. In fact, not enough was excised for my taste. There is also a disposable ten-minute making-of featurette where there is mention (or dare I say, the threat) of a "Basic Instinct 3". Perhaps they can get Dakota Fanning for the role.
½ December 30, 2012
A tense, sexy , gripping thriller with an intriguing femme fatale at the centre. Hitchcockian overtones and an exciting finale. Unfortunately that was the original and this is it's deplorable sequal.
Written by morons and terrible direction. A fine cast has nothing to work with here. Catherine Tramell was a supreme invention of Joe Esterhaus. Beguiling, intelligent, cunning and super sexy. Here she is little more than a pantomime villain.The plot is beyond ludicrous and everyone involved should be ashamed.
If it was so bad, it's good I could deal with it. This is just plain BAD.
½ December 26, 2012
Boring to a fault but great acting and Sharon stone still looks great.
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