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  1. Richmond Hill's rating of the film Basic Instinct

    Reappraising this after a few years' absence it actually wears it's venal vulgarities with a contagious swagger. Utter twaddle but it knows where it's going and proceeds there over the speed limit using the highest lead fuel possible. This high octane cheek is sadly missing from much contemporary mainstream cinema. Goldsmith's gorgeous score is silkily sly.

  2. unearthly_red's rating of the film Basic Instinct

  3. kartina obskura's rating of the film Basic Instinct

  4. mimivulturul's rating of the film Basic Instinct

  5. Rocco's rating of the film Basic Instinct

    Grubby sleaze buffed to a high gloss shine. It's divisive feminist thinker Camille Paglia's favorite movie (she provides a commentary track on the blu-ray) which only makes the whole thing so much more intriguing.

  6. msmichel's rating of the film Basic Instinct

    25 years later Verhoeven's take on the American thriller is still an adrenaline rush of sex, perversion and murder. Jerry Goldsmith's now classic score drives the film as does Verhoeven's audacity in drawing performance and making use of a very Hitchcockian San Francisco. The controversial elements have long since dissipated leaving a strong thriller behind despite its third act problems from writer Joe Eszterhas.

  7. anacecil's rating of the film Basic Instinct

    Una película de suspenso, la muerte se confunde entre la realidad y la ficción

  8. GIYGAS's rating of the film Basic Instinct

    No one told me that this movie rules but then again I should have already known

  9. Loud Rocks's rating of the film Basic Instinct

  10. tgmf's rating of the film Basic Instinct

    Brilliant narrative and camera work.

  11. OldGermanCurrency's rating of the film Basic Instinct

  12. Ariel Rowan's rating of the film Basic Instinct

    nick is horrible ! catherine is beautiful !

  13. Ethan's rating of the film Basic Instinct

    This is a very intense and sexy thriller that is very Verhoeven and very early 90s. Plus the Sharon Stone vagina flash is pretty epic.

  14. smndvdcl's rating of the film Basic Instinct

    The homicidal seductress has become a film stereotype, largely due to this iconic, but overrated Verhoeven erotic thriller.

  15. Drew Kelly's rating of the film Basic Instinct

    a little heavy handed with the gratuitous symbolism and plot twists (I'm thinking of the final act and denouement here)

  16. Mr.Pacha's rating of the film Basic Instinct

  17. Thomas O'Neill's rating of the film Basic Instinct

    This is a decent movie with iconic scenes and good performances. But again, I don't care much for the story. Paul Verhoeven is a great director who chooses screenplays that I have little to no interest in. Too bad.

  18. ceknklsn's rating of the film Basic Instinct

  19. Kika Barreto's rating of the film Basic Instinct

  20. Jim Fear's rating of the film Basic Instinct

  21. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Basic Instinct

  22. HKFanatic's rating of the film Basic Instinct

    Very likely the platonic ideal of the erotic thriller. Jerry Goldsmith's sweeping score and the gorgeous San Francisco scenery link the film to Hitchcock and add a touch of class. The script turns the noir trope of the anti-hero on its head, portraying Michael Douglas' character as an unrepentant sleazeball: a trigger-happy cokehead, presumably grieving his wife's death, just looking to get off before he's offed.

  23. Maudy Puteri Agusdina's rating of the film Basic Instinct

    "Crazy person should meet a crazier one."

  24. Renton47's rating of the film Basic Instinct

    There’s good reason this isn’t ranked alongside Verhoeven’s other pulp classics of sex and violence; it’s fun and stylish but hardly nails the sublime trash of Robocop or Showgirls. The hints of America’s obsession with violent narratives and the ridiculous way Douglas’ character sheds all self-control for a beautiful woman are amusing but get lost in how successful the film is as the excess-fest it should be mocking

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