Basic Instinct

Basic Instinct (1992)

  • Director: Paul Verhoeven
  • Release date:
  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
  • Country: France, USA, UK
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A violent police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive novelist could be involved.

Top Cast

Jeanne Tripplehorn
Jeanne Tripplehorn
Denis Arndt
Denis Arndt
  • As: Lieutenant Walker
Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone

Critic Reviews

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.
— Peter Travers (Rolling Stone)
Didn't Like
Verhoeven does not explore the dark side, but merely exploits it, and that makes all the difference in the world.
— Dave Kehr (Chicago Tribune)