Basic Instinct 2 Synopsis
A seductress (Sharon Stone) plays cat-and-mouse games with a criminal psychologist.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Basic Instinct 2 isn't bad, exactly, but it lacks the entertaining vulgarity of the first film; it's Basic Instinct redone with more...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
BI2 is packed with as much lust, nudity and sexual depravity as the first. So, why isn't it as much fun? What's lost in any sequel is the...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Morrissey gives a stiff, awkward performance, while Stone moves dangerously close to overplaying the femme fatale. There is little if any...
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Basic Instinct 2 is supposed to help Stone show it's possible for a woman to be sexy in her late 40s. But it's Rampling - who is 60 - who...
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's a lot of things, but boring is not one of them. I cannot recommend the movie, but ... why the hell can't I? Just because it's...
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Basic Instinct 2 is pretty awful. Rarely has a meaningless thriller had so many meaningful glances, or such arch acting by good actors who...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
The sequel is one big tease.
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25

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The accidental comedy sensation of the year to date.
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25

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The 1992 phenomenon was creepy, tense and sexually charged in a bold yet tawdry way. This sequel lacks even a shred of those elements.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The laughs to be had in this deliciously awful sequel are all unintentional. A bummer for film buffs, but a ball for fans of the...
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Rated R | For strong sexuality, nudity, violence, language and some drug content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Very graphic sequel. Brain cells could be lost.
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