Basic Instinct 2
Basic Instinct 2 (2006)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 11, 2006
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26%



Critic Score: 7% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Unable to match the suspense and titilation of its predecessor, Basic Instinct 2 boasts a plot so ludicrous and predictable it borders on "so-bad-it's-good."

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

As a stand-alone film, this doesn't work; but viewed through the prism of the original, it offers some twisted, self-conscious pleasures.

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Dennis Lim
Village Voice

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).

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

We actually don't see very much killing at all--except, maybe, that of the careers of Morrissey and Stone.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Stupefyingly lackluster.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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.

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Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

Silly, shock-pandering lines like that nearly sink the film to Showgirls level.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Like many sequels this is actually a remake, and it suffers from the law of diminishing returns.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Even the ice pick looks like it really doesn't want to be there.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

In spite of Sharon Stone's hearty encore performance as the ultimate femme fatale, "Basic Instinct 2" falls unbearably flat.

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Flixster Audience Score: 26% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
You've got to feel sorry for Michael Caton-Jones, this film nearly destroyed him. It is a shameless cash in but a really lazy one at that. They… More
Alex roy
I saw this sequel before seeing the original Basic Instinct and actually enjoyed it despite all the negativity the film received. After seeing the first one, I… More
Lady D'arbanville
This film slightly surprised me, I'd held out very little hope for the sequel, having heard nothing good or bad about it and so I'd assume it to be a… More
Martin Sahlin
It's pretty weak if you compare to the first one. But if you don't compare...It's a decent film. This lead guy can't hold a candle to… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
you would think with a poster like that, Sharon Stone would show her snatch again but instead you get old 45-year old boobs in a hot tub. not that i wanted to… More
Veronique Kwak
apparently "basic instint2" is far from its ancestor, a legend built by the trio of michael douglas, paul verhoeven and of course sharon stone. but in… More

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