Variety - 05/24/1993
"...Baldwin brings the requisite creepy-yet-alluring quality to the role....Howard Shore provides a vibrant, memorable score..."
Carly Norris (Sharon Stone), a demure divorcée and book editor, moves in to New York City's tall, elegant Sliver building. Unbeknownst to Carly, though, fatal mysteries enshroud her new accommodations. Soon the center of attention, Carly is befriended by Gus Hale (Keene Curtis), left gifts by a secret admirer, and pursued by two handsome men--Zeke Hawkins (William Baldwin) and Jack Lansford (Tom Berenger). However, someone is using a very sophisticated surveillance system to watch the intimate lives of these tenants--including Carly.
SLIVER is based on a novel by Ira Levin (ROSEMARY'S BABY), although the script shares striking similarities with writer Joe Eszterhas's earlier BASIC INSTINCT screenplay. Phillip Noyce directs efficiently, and Polly Walker is striking as a Londoner out of her element in the coke-addled world of upscale Manhattan.
In Phillip Noyce's thriller, a young woman rents an apartment in one of New York's luxurious Sliver buildings. After meeting two handsome neighbors she believes she has found the perfect home--but someone has wired the entire building with surveillance devices. When she learns of the grisly things that have happened to some former residents, she realizes someone is watching her too.