Basic Instinct 2 2006 R CC

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A prominent criminal psychologist is lured into a murderous web of deceit by his new patient, the prime suspect in a Scotland yard murder investigation.

Starring:
Sharon Stone, David Morrissey
Runtime:
1 hour 57 minutes

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Basic Instinct 2

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Genres Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Director Michael Caton-Jones
Starring Sharon Stone, David Morrissey
Supporting actors Neil Maskell, David Thewlis, Jan Chappell, David Morrissey, Terence Harvey, Hugh Dancy, Ellen Thomas, Mark Sangster, Tim Berrington, Indira Varma, Charlotte Rampling, Heathcote Williams, Flora Montgomery, Kata Dobó, Iain Robertson, Charlie Simpson, Danielle Lydon, Christopher Brand
Studio MGM/Columbia
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Customer Reviews

Bottom Line: Stilted acting and storyline.
Jabberwocky
The plot is too similar to the original for there to be many surprises in "Basic Instinct 2," although it's rather interesting to relocate the action to London.
E. A Solinas
People who see this and take it too seriously simply just won't get it.
Michael King

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58 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Orson99 on July 22, 2006
Format: DVD
I can't beleive I'm the first to mention this! There are a few "good" (wink-wink) scenes which have been removed from this DVD version! A lesbian scene and part of Stone's hot tub scene are gone. It' seems clear that the makers of this film are depserately trying to lose as much money as possible. Although perhaps this DVD is selling well for them since they've went to the extent of flat out lieing to the consumer about it's content. Studio DVD labels make me laugh with their "Unrated-Uncut" sellpoint that always amounts to almost nothing interesting.. but this is unusual since the DVD is actually MISSING scenes. Tragic.
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35 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Michael King on May 31, 2006
Format: DVD
Basic Instinct 2 is fine, campy fun. People who see this and take it too seriously simply just won't get it. This film is about the most menacing, conniving and manipulating vixen every put forth. Everyone who gets involved with her either dies or gets taken through the ringer. She uses sex as a weapon, and she's always one step ahead of everyone.

Sure, Sharon is trying a bit too hard in this film--the excessive hair-flipping is a bit much--but this is totally understandable. The first film was her best performance ever, plus it was the film that put her on the map. In the first film she had a unique, charming quality where should go from the sweetest, condescending seductress to the most evil woman around in the same sentence. Here, we find a much more hardened Catherine Tramell. Is this how Sharon's acting has evolved, or is this how Catherine has evolved as a person 14 years after the original? You be the judge. Regardless, Stone at age 47 is flat-out still hot.

The biggest flaw I see in this film--like the first film--is a less-than-sexy, whatever leading man. Sure Michael Douglas is a fine actor, but come on, they could've picked someone much sexier. The same goes for this film, Clive Owen would have been an excellent choice, or even Pierce Brosnan. David Morrissey just doesn't cut it.

I also feel shorted because--after seeing the uncut promo reel--there's been a ton of things cut out of the R-rated version. For example, in the reel Sharon is seen with yet another girlfriend hanging out with her in her stunning London flat; what happened to her? They are also shown in a threesome. So, to get the R-rating they had to cut the entire character out? This is why I long for the uncut, unrated version.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By J. Hayes on April 2, 2006
This is the best bad movie to be released in ages and Sharon Stone knows it. This actress is in on the joke of this movie even if the rest of the crew are not. She just chews up the scenery and spits it out in your face.

I knew this was going to be the best trash since Showgirls and I was right! Opening weekend in a 25% full theater in a metropolitan city and the audience was howling at the dialogue and convoluted plot twists. It was hilarious and Sharon Stone should be more proud of her work here than Casino! I pray this sweeps the razzies and gets the acclaim it deserves!

I would only change one thing and that's the length of this crapsterpiece. It just did not need to be so long. At the end of the movie I stood and applauded as the whole audience screamed with laughter. They enjoyed this for what it is: A bad movie to LOVE.
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34 of 44 people found the following review helpful By MICHAEL ACUNA on April 3, 2006
Catherine Tramell is the perfect role for Sharon Stone who, though not a great actress is certainly a screen "personality" : someone that commands your attention. You simply cannot take your eyes off of her perennially, it seems, gorgeous face and body.

In her other roles, other than arguably in "Casino," there is a falseness in Stone's approach as if there is a scrim between her and us...her technique "shows" and she is simply not effective.

But in both "Basic Instincts," Stone has found the role of a lifetime: one in which everything about her persona, her acting abilities and her charisma come together and form a cogent performance. And believe me, Stone's Catherine Tramell is a chew-the-scenery, gut-splitting, batten-down-the-hatches p-e-r-f-o-r-m-a-n-c-e.

"Basic Instinct 2" is much better than it has any right to be: the screenplay, is pretty good, David Morrissey as Dr. Andrew Glass: Catherine's foil, plaything, Psychiatrist, though at first kind of a stick in the mud...ends up being an interesting, edgy character. The sublime Charlotte Rampling is also on hand to add weight and substance to the proceedings as Glass' mentor. But the real acting honors go to David Thewlis as a slimy, maybe-lying-maybe not lying, conniving, profanity spouting detective Roy Washburn. Thewlis chews through all the plot machinations and screenplay inconsistencies with his sterling acting chops.

"Basic Instinct 2" is ultimately an effective entertainment though not quite on the level of a so-bad-it's good, way, way over-the-top movie like "Showgirls." If anything "B.I. 2" is too safe, too perfect looking for it's own good.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Alexis' fan on March 1, 2007
Format: DVD
This film was given a thorough cremation by a lot of critics. Nevertheless, I can't help wondering if people made up their minds without any sense of objectivity. The storyline was certainly not a classic but it was entertaining. Unlike the first one Stone made in 1992, this sequel relied more on a more serious storyline rather than mere sex.I felt it succeeded in showing a more watchable version. Personally, I thought it had just the right blend of spice and drama to captivate an audience. I have seen some rather unkind remarks about Sharon Stone in this film. In my humble opinion she looked fabulous. After all she had been through with ilness etc she deserved a lot of credit. Her acting was good, she looked stunning and her beauty speaks for itself. Bravo!
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