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Instinct Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
September 24, 2007
Yet another spiritual weepie that decries human follies and yet puts a happy face on it all.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
November 14, 2005
anyone who goes to 'Instinct' expecting a terrifying thriller will find 'The Serenity of the Gorillas' is a long, long way from 'The Silence of the Lambs.'
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Staci Layne Wilson
January 2, 2005
A guilty pleasure.
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 10, 2003
How sad to hear Oscar winners Hopkins and Gooding,Jr. utter melodramatic dialogue during most of their scenes together.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Seu título poderia ter sido 'O Silêncio dos Gorilas Sonhando com a Liberdade no Ninho'.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 7, 2002
A sanctimonious, heavy-handed conundrum of feel-good clichés and bad-faith intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 4, 2002
A psychologically rich film about animal and human nature.
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
January 1, 2000
[Hopkins and Gooding Jr.] keep Instinct afloat on its sea of simplisms through a succession of climaxes until at last it reaches its unavoidable ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Solid directing and good acting!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
If there's anything worse than a movie hammered together out of pieces of bad screenplays, it's a movie made from the scraps of good ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Robert Horton
January 1, 2000
Gooding is at his best!
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
A surprisingly tame psychological thriller with few genuine surprises.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Instinct, well, kind of stincts.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Instinct" is a marketing hook attempting to pass itself off as a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
Perhaps, like the human race itself, "Instinct," far from flawless is nonetheless seductively imperious, and yes, as lovable as a perfect paradox
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
Gooding's mostly believable and delivers a crowd pleasing take on his character.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Instinct does explore some intriguing ideas, which are showcased in the fine performances of Hopkins and Gooding.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
Instinct drags along like Keyser Soze's gimpy leg, stopping only to feature a few bad cliches.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Strong performances!
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Largely predictable and tiresome!
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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