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Based on 33 Reviews
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    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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 misbegotten. show more

  • 25
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    The sequel is one big tease. show more

  • 25
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The 1992 phenomenon was creepy, tense and sexually charged in a bold yet tawdry way. This sequel lacks even a shred of those elements. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Basic Instinct 2 is pretty awful. Rarely has a meaningless thriller had so many meaningful glances, or such arch acting by good actors who know better. show more

  • 38
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    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 comes off as the more provocative and alluring. Stone's purring, snarling, bedroom kink is embarrassing. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    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 freshness of the first film, and was "BI1" ever fresh! show more

  • 40
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Morrissey gives a stiff, awkward performance, while Stone moves dangerously close to overplaying the femme fatale. There is little if any intrigue in the story or the characters. Even the murders don't even seem to matter much. show more

  • 38
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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 godawful? What kind of reason is that for staying away from a movie? Godawful and boring, that would be a reason. show more

  • 38
    Chicago Tribune

    Once the credits are done rolling it's a dour, enervated mystery, selling the old cat-and-mouse games. show more

  • 38
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    For all the sex and slicing, the most shocking thing about it is how dreary it is. show more

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