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Basic Instinct 2


Genre :

Thriller, Mystery

Release Date :

March 31, 2006

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Michael Caton-Jones

Starring :

Sharon Stone, David Morrissey, Hugh Dancy, Charlotte Rampling, David Thewlis, Michael Norton, Kata Dobó, Stan Collymore, Anne Caillon, Iain Robertson

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  1 of 5 [Rate It]

1 of 4

“..unable to involve, entertain, or titillate..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2 of 4

“..insipid and lurid in all the ways you would expect it to be..”
by Duane Dudek [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
2 of 10

“..boring, flat and lacks the sense of danger and thrills..”
by Edward Douglas [Comingsoon]
2.5 of 4

“..as absurd as a teen slasher flick..”
by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
1 of 5

“..an appalling film from start to finish..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
1 of 4

“..Absurdly overheated and unforgivably dull..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
3 of 5

“..a flawed but enjoyably trashy sequel that's worth seeing for curiosity value alone..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
2 of 5

“..a colossal failure..”
by Nathan Rabin [The Onion A.V. Club]
4.5 of 10
Reviewed by Sean Cullin [Empire Movies]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Gator MacReady [Iofilm]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Dan Deevy [The Cinema Source]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Barry Paris [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
2 of 5
Reviewed by William Arnold [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
2 of 5
Reviewed by [E! Online]
2 of 5
Reviewed by [The Movie Chicks]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Mel Valentin [eFilmCritic]
1.5 of 5
Reviewed by Joel Meares [Filmcritic]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Kevin N. Laforest [Montreal Film Journal]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
1 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
1 of 4
Reviewed by Brie Beazley [Reel]
1 of 4
Reviewed by Jeff Vice [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
1 of 5
Reviewed by Anthony Quinn [The Independent]
Reviewed by Marc Savlov [Austin Chronicle]
Reviewed by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]
Reviewed by Kirk Honeycutt [The Hollywood Reporter]
Reviewed by Sandra Hall [The Sydney Morning Herald]
Reviewed by MaryAnn Johanson [The Flick Filosopher]
Reviewed by Andrea Chase [Killer Movie Reviews]

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