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Basic Instinct (1992)


A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.

Basic Instinct (1992)

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Released Year: 1992
Runtime: 127 minutes
Directors: Paul Verhoeven

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A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.

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Reviews


75
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers
The film is for horny pups of all ages who relish the memory of reading stroke books under the covers with a flashlight. Verhoeven has spent $49 million to reproduce that dirty little thrill on the big screen.
67
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
Beneath its heavy-breathing fripperies, though, Basic Instinct is mechanical and routine, a muddle of Hitchcockian red herrings and standard cop-thriller ballistics.
63
USA Today - Mike Clark
The film never makes total sense, but at its best (the first half-hour), it comes closer to solidly junky titillation than the hapless Final Analysis. [20 Mar 1992, Life, p.1D]
50
Time - Richard Schickel
This reflects its fundamental flaw of arrogance, a smug faith in the ability of its own speed, smartness and luxe to wow the yokels.
50
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
The film is like a crossword puzzle. It keeps your interest until you solve it. Then it's just a worthless scrap with the spaces filled in.

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