Entertainment Weekly - 04/07/2006
"[Stone] successfully revives her performance as Catherine....It's a treat to see Stone rev her evil-vixen engine again..."
Sight and Sound - 05/01/2006
"Fun, clever and hilarious, BASIC INSTINCT 2 is a ludicrously entertaining addition to the 'shrinks and shagging' genre."
Total Film - 06/01/2006
"Thewlis manages to make you believe in his character and steals all of his scenes..."
In BASIC INSTINCT 2, a sequel to the 1992 original, Sharon Stone resumes the role that first made her famous. Beautiful American author Catherine Tramell (Stone) is living in London when she is involved in a sexually charged car accident leading to the scandalous death of a famous British athlete. Raunchy and irreverent, Tramell likes to shock people with both her words and her actions. Dr. Michael Glass (David Morrissey), who is evaluating her for trial at the request of Det. Superintendent Roy Washburn (David Thewlis), is no exception. Just coming out of a divorce and facing the resurrection of an old situation that could ruin his career, Glass is slowly but surely sucked into Tramell's web when he takes her on as a private therapy client. Day by day Glass realizes that she has infiltrated more of his personal relationships, which also leads him to question why so many people in his circle are suffering questionable fates.
Each time Glass is convinced that Tramell is guilty, she diverts suspicion in another direction. Does gossip magazine writer Adam Towers (Hugh Dancy) plan to reveal a deadly decision that Glass made in his past' Is Det. Washburn really the upstanding cop he appears to be' Is Glass's ex-wife, Denise (Indira Varma) trying to sabotage his career' The twists and turns in the plot keep everyone guessing in this psychological thriller, which is directed by Michael Caton-Jones (THIS BOY'S LIFE, THE JACKAL).