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Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction (2006)

Cast: Sharon Stone, David Morrissey, David Morrissey, more...
Director: Michael Caton-Jones, Michael Caton-Jones
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Sony Pictures
Genre: Suspense/Thriller, Crime
Running Time: 116 min.
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, French
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When the mysterious death of a major athlete prompts Scotland Yard detective Roy Washburn (David Thewlis) to order the investigation of best-selling crime novelist Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone), criminal psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass (David Morrissey) is slowly drawn into Tramell's seductive world of lies and sexual intrigue in director Michael Caton-Jones belated sequel to Paul Verhoeven's 1992 erotic thriller. Upon relocating from San Francisco to London, alluring crime novelist Tramell once again finds herself pursued by authorities when all clues point to her being somehow involved in the death of a popular sports superstar. Intellectually intrigued by his new subject and undeniably drawn to her physically, Dr. Glass finds it increasingly difficult to resist the cunning black widow's devious web of deception and physical temptation. When the professional boundaries between Glass and Trammel come shattering down in a shower of unbridled lust, Dr. Glass is forced to make a difficult decision that could mean the end of both his professional career, and his life. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Better than the Original (but, Yeah, it Still Stincts), by talltale July 19, 2006 - 4:10 PM PDT
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
BASIC INSTINCT 2 offers the glamorous Sharon Stone another chance to overact in her inimitable manner (two expressions, one of these a smile that gets awfully tired awfully fast) while giving quiet hunk David Morrissey ("State of Play") the opportunity to outdo Michael Douglas in the bare-ass competition (he does, handily, several times). You can't really blame the actors, as there are no characters here for anyone to work with. (After all, Stone excelled in last year's "Broken Flowers" and in her 90s prison drama "Last Dance.")

The original B.I. was such a silly mess that its success can only be explained by America's sudden fascination with ice picks and uncrossed legs (you get the legs again, this time with a chair in front). The sequel is just as silly but the plot (I use the term loosely) is a bit more fun to follow and the finale a lot more interesting. The London locations alternate between glossy/sterile and dirty/disheveled and the supporting cast includes Charlotte Rampling, David Thewlis, Hugh Dancy and Heathcote Williams(!). You might call this one a guilty semi-pleasure.

Sequel danger by goodyerin July 10, 2006 - 11:36 PM PDT
1 out of 3 members found this review helpful
This movie is not sexy, campy, scary, mysterious or remotely exciting. Sharon Stone is in it for about 10 minutes for a couple of degrading, sad-making sex scenes. The film revolves around two, boring, old English guys who aren't attractive talking about a bunch of blah that made me nod off. Don't bother.

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