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"[Sharon] Stone's purring, snarling, bedroom kink is embarrassing."
Rotten Tomatoes.com (Movie Reviews) ^ | 4/1/06 | n/a

Posted on 04/02/2006 1:41:39 PM PDT by kiriath_jearim

[Some movie reviews of Sharon Stone's latest "thriller"]

"But most of the conversation in the lobby will revolve around who designed SS's clothes and jewelry. That's the way Ms. Stone wants it, and that's the way it is."

-- Philip Wuntch, DALLAS MORNING NEWS

"Using the same basic plot as 1992's original, BI2 feels less like a sequel than a remake whose shelf life has expired."

-- Bruce Westbrook, HOUSTON CHRONICLE

"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."

-- Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE

"What Basic Instinct 2 is missing, besides any of the trashy good fun of the original, is a subtitle. Here's a suggestion: A Girl's Guide to Dressing for Her Shrink."

-- Ruthe Stein, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

"At this point, there are inflatable toys that are livelier than Stone, but how can you tell the difference? Basic Instinct 2 is not an erotic thriller. It's taxidermy."

-- Kyle Smith, NEW YORK POST

"Stone's purring, snarling, bedroom kink is embarrassing."

-- Steven Rea, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

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

-- Claudia Puig, USA TODAY

"In Basic Instinct 2 the manufactured thrill is gone."

-- Michael Phillips, CHICAGO TRIBUNE

"Stone's performance is so deliriously over the top that it turns almost every line she speaks into high camp."

-- Bruce Newman, SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

"As with the first film, BI2 abounds with red herrings and misdirection, and comes up with an equally ambiguous Did she or didn't she? ending. But there are problems here beyond its staleness."

-- Jack Mathews, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: basicallystinks

1 posted on 04/02/2006 1:41:41 PM PDT by kiriath_jearim
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To: kiriath_jearim

That's gonna leave a mark.


2 posted on 04/02/2006 1:43:40 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I like the one by the guy from the Toronto Star: "Even the ice pick looks like it really doesn't want to be there."


3 posted on 04/02/2006 1:46:15 PM PDT by Senator Bedfellow
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To: kiriath_jearim

some old has been trying to save a dead career..better known as the ted kennedy story


4 posted on 04/02/2006 2:05:06 PM PDT by skaterboy
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To: kiriath_jearim

---At this point, there are inflatable toys that are livelier than Stone, but how can you tell the difference? ---




Ouch!


5 posted on 04/02/2006 2:07:32 PM PDT by claudiustg (Delenda est Iran!)
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To: skaterboy

I'll watch the movie with Tom and Crow

6 posted on 04/02/2006 2:09:12 PM PDT by Loud Mime ("Countdown" - A documentary about Keith Olbermann's dwindling IQ)
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To: kiriath_jearim
I saw this the other day, and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

I would have walked out, but the person I went with seemed to enjoy it for some reason.
7 posted on 04/02/2006 2:23:33 PM PDT by Madison Moose
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To: kiriath_jearim
I saw this the other day, and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

I would have walked out, but the person I went with seemed to enjoy it for some reason.
8 posted on 04/02/2006 2:23:34 PM PDT by Madison Moose
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To: kiriath_jearim

Sharon Stone is....what?....60?


9 posted on 04/02/2006 2:27:58 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: Madison Moose

Try not to let that person near sharp objects.


10 posted on 04/02/2006 2:28:02 PM PDT by JennysCool (Liberals don't care what you do, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Sharon Stone is....what?....60?

48 going on a very trashy 19.

11 posted on 04/02/2006 2:29:11 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: kiriath_jearim



Wonder how many Oscar nominations this one will get.


12 posted on 04/02/2006 2:34:08 PM PDT by SouthernFreebird
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Yep, years ago after dating country singer Dwight Yoacum, Sharon Stone said kissing Dwight was like eating a dirt sandwich. Wonder if the sting of these reviews for Sharon is a touche for Dwight?


13 posted on 04/02/2006 2:34:21 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: kiriath_jearim

Somebody please tell Stone that she, Hillary and "Miss America" Pelosi are way over the hill and there's absolutely nothing sexy about elderly women.


14 posted on 04/02/2006 3:08:38 PM PDT by penowa
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To: kiriath_jearim

The sequel...Basic Instinct 3 "the White House Years" starring Bill Clinton and Barbra Steisand


15 posted on 04/02/2006 3:12:44 PM PDT by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; SmithL; presidio9
"What Basic Instinct 2 is missing, besides any of the trashy good fun of the original, is a subtitle. Here's a suggestion: A Girl's Guide to Dressing for Her Shrink."
-- Ruthe Stein, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

If even the Chronic pans your sex-saturated romp, you know it's gotta stink.

16 posted on 04/02/2006 3:33:27 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: kiriath_jearim

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/basic_instinct_2/

Horrible reviews..

got a 6 out of 100


17 posted on 04/02/2006 3:36:25 PM PDT by Xenophobic Alien (THE BATTLE FOR MANKIND HAS BEGUN!!! ALL HAIL XENU!!!!!!!)
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To: skaterboy

I liked her in Catwoman.


18 posted on 04/02/2006 3:37:13 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: Xenophobic Alien

6% fresh!?!?! Dear God, even Berry's CatWoman got a fresh rating in the teens, IIRC.That is the worst rotten/fresh ratio I've seen there yet.


19 posted on 04/02/2006 4:10:56 PM PDT by kaylar
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To: kiriath_jearim

From the reviews, I guess you could say the film lives up to its title: "Basic Instink 2".


20 posted on 04/02/2006 4:58:41 PM PDT by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: martin_fierro; Tijeras_Slim; SmithL; kiriath_jearim

I have been saying it for so long that I sound like an old man saying it: The first Hollywood producer who comes to his senses and makes a John Wayne-type high-action war movie with no other message than "We are the unmistakable good guys, and our enemies are irredeemably evil" is going to have the highest grossing box office in history. He doesn't even need to believe what he's saying, and the critics will HATE it. But giving the people what they actually want is a no-brainer. If Jessica Alba had replaced Sharon Stone in this sequel, do you really think anybody would be complaining about the unoriginality?


21 posted on 04/03/2006 9:19:15 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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