Fatal Instinct
Fatal Instinct (1993)

Obvious lampoon of such erotic hits as Basic Instinct and Fatal Attraction, this movie has the good guy doing double duty as both a cop bringing the bad guys in and as a lawyer who then defends them.

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 29, 1993
DVD Release Date: April 1, 2003
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Lowry

The filmmakers have provided critics ample artillery by prominently featuring a skunk in this thuddingly flat spoof of erotic thrillers.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Small jokes are buried under elaborate setups. Sight gags are repeated to the point of exhaustion.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A continuously ineffective parody picture...

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

It's a real pity, because Reiner has certainly been funnier and more inventive on other outings and Sherilyn Fenn makes a winsome gal Friday.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Maybe you'll be in the right mood and like this stuff. It looks good, and the actors are several notches above the usual parody cast in ability. And yet...

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TV Guide

Naturally the film pokes fun at the conventions of the film medium as well, but the routines are endlessly protracted.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

A collection of gags that vary much too wildly in terms of timing and wit.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Lacking in both inspiration and ingenuity, it doesn't so much spoof the conventions of the genre as dumb down famous -- and in some cases, forgotten -- scenes from a slew of other movies.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Having seen 3 or 4 crime drama spoofs in the last coupla weeks let me tell you that it ain't as easy to do as it looks (and yet the pickings so very, very… More
Martin Sahlin
I didn't see the whole movie....but it was fun
Aj V
This outrageous spoof movie is a little too much for it's own good most of the time, so it's not as funny as it could be. Overall, it's okay,… More
Dean McKenna
Good hit-and-miss spoofs from the following late 1980s thriller movies. This goofy movie makes me laugh.
Wahida K
Sex, murder and revenge were never this funny. I must say not one of the best spoof but not bad. It has alot of LOL moments.
Deb S
"Fatal Instinct" is another very funny spoof that pokes fun at many thrillers including yeah you guessed it, "Basic Instinct" and… More

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