Basic Instinct 2
Basic Instinct 2 (2006)

Novelist Catherine Tramell is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Andrew Glass to evaluate her. Although, like Detective Nick Curran before him, Glass is entranced by Tramell and lured into a… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 31, 2006
DVD Release Date: July 11, 2006
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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).

David Keyes

There are plot developments occurring throughout the picture that have the subtlety of a carnival sideshow, and things never add up sufficiently as an intellectual exercise.

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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.

Michael Dequina

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

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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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Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 26% Flixster User Reviews
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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
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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
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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
Cassandra Maples
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