Basic Instinct 2
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When the mysterious death of a major athlete prompts Scotland Yard detective Roy Washburn (David Thewlis) to order the investigation of best-selling crime novelist Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone), criminal psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass (David Morrissey) is slowly drawn into Tramell's seductive world of lies and sexual intrigue in director Michael Caton-Jones belated sequel to Paul Verhoeven's 1992 erotic thriller. Upon relocating from San Francisco to London, alluring crime novelist Tramell once again finds herself pursued by authorities when all clues point to her being somehow… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 7%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As a stand-alone film, this doesn't work; but viewed through the prism of the original, it offers some twisted, self-conscious pleasures."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"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)."
‑ Dennis Lim, Village Voice
"We actually don't see very much killing at all--except, maybe, that of the careers of Morrissey and Stone."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"jedan od rijetkih primjera kada je publika pokazala kako, za razliku od Hollywooda, ipak ima pojma o nekim stvarima"
‑ Dragan Antulov,
"...a script that is so full of cliche's that I actually knew the end of the film 10 minutes before it ended."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"Stupefyingly lackluster."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"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."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Silly, shock-pandering lines like that nearly sink the film to Showgirls level."
‑ Tom Meek, Boston Phoenix
"Sadly, nothing following lives up to the prurient promise of this sequence, as the film becomes a monotonously talky, gloomy affair."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"full review in Greek"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"Like many sequels this is actually a remake, and it suffers from the law of diminishing returns."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Even the ice pick looks like it really doesn't want to be there."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"In spite of Sharon Stone's hearty encore performance as the ultimate femme fatale, "Basic Instinct 2" falls unbearably flat."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Poor Sharon Stone. She's still big; it's the erotic thrillers that got small."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"This is psychoanalytic fable rewritten as pulp fiction. Perhaps that's why it's so ludicrously entertaining."
‑ Linda Ruth Williams, Sight and Sound
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