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Dr. Glass is brought in by detective Washburn to perform a psychiatric profile and evaluation of Tramell following the mysterious death of a top sports star. Physically drawn to Tramell and mentally intrigued by her, Glass, against the advice of his mentor is quickly sucked into her web of lies and seduction. The professional boundaries between Glass and Tramell are obliterated when she uncovers his basic instincts. A deadly battle of wits ensues, climaxing as Glass faces a choice that will change both their lives forever.
Thriller - This is a sexually explicit and sometimes violent mystery/thriller
like the original film. Fans of star Sharon Stone may be
disappointed that her screen time is fairly limited, particularly in
relation to her co-star David Morrissey. Viewers may be surprised by
the film's slow pace.
PROFANITY: 22 F-words, a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Explicit sex with related nudity; nonsexual nudity; sex talk. VIOLENCE: Punches, pushes, chokes, shootings; throat slashing. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco. ACTION: One big car speeding/crash sequence. COMEDY: Some raunchy comic dialogue.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 46 moviegoers:Sorry we couldn't collect very many opinions. The turnout was terrible. Also unfortunate are the mixed opinions. They make it difficult to help you decide if it's a movie you might enjoy.
About half of the adult males enjoyed it very much and most of the remaining half rated it as an average to below average movie. That's not bad, but it's certainly not great. I would urge caution. As I look at the much lower female opinions I wonder if some of the guys may have rated it higher because of the high sexual content? Let's face it, that's part of the allure to see this movie so it undoubtedly will show up in the opinions. It's obvious that the ladies didn't think much of "Basic Instinct 2." Only about a quarter of the females really enjoyed it. Better than half rated it as an average to below average movie, which is not good.
Celebrated London psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass (David Morrissey) is at the top
of his game. Charismatic and successful, he has a thriving practice, he is highly
respected by his peers and his academic articles win him praise and accolades.
When Detective Superintendent Roy Washburn (David Thewlis) asks Glass to
evaluate a beautiful and captivating woman who has been linked to the
mysterious death of a famous sports star, his entire world is turned upside down.
The woman in question is Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone), a best-selling
American crime novelist whose grisly fictional crimes take place in real life with
The magnetism between the two is immediate and Glass is intrigued by
Catherine both mentally and physically. Quickly sucked into her web of lies and
seduction, Glass' own basic instincts are uncovered as professional boundaries
As people around him are murdered one by one, a deadly battle of wits ensues
between Glass and Tramell, leading to a startling climax in which he must make
a choice that will change both of their lives forever.