Basic Instinct (1992)

R   |    |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller


Basic Instinct (1992) Poster

A violent police detective investigates a brutal murder that might involve a manipulative and seductive novelist.


7/10
171,031


Videos


Photos

  • Sharon Stone and David Wells in Basic Instinct (1992)
  • Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct (1992)
  • Paul Verhoeven in Basic Instinct (1992)
  • Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct (1992)
  • Basic Instinct (1992)
  • Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct (1992)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


30 March 2001 | newnoir
It'll Wear Ya Out
It'll wear ya out. Those were the words uttered by an old guy who was walking out of Basic Instinct that I overheard. A woman asked if the film we just saw was any good and that's what he answered. I did feel worn out by the experience of seeing this film. It was a first rate crackerjack erotic thriller. A triple degree black belt in modern movie thriller cinema. Dutch director Paul Verhoeven proves himself to be a first rate filmmaking madman with this monster work.

Sharon Stone became one of my fave rave movie stars after the release of this flick. All her other work has pretty much been second rate. And Mikey Douglas once again pushes the envelope in Hollywood where everything these days must be safe and non-offensive. This is badass dangerous filmmaking, daddy-o, and it's apart of what I call The Evil Three. The Evil Three Of Filmmaking. Or the the three sexual films that really p***ed a lot of people off. The Evil Three consists of: Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction, Indecent Proposal. Too bad Mike didn't play Redford's part in Proposal. That woulda REALLY honked those uptight squares off.

And don't listen to the stiffs who hated this film because of its so called negative portrayals of lesbians. I think most intelligent folk knew before going to see this movie that most lesbians don't have a thing for ice picks and crotchless underwear. A word to the wiseguy...

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



Details

Release Date:

20 March 1992

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA, France

Filming Locations

Carmel, California, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$49,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,129,385 22 March 1992

Gross USA:

$117,727,224

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$352,927,224

Contribute to this page

"The Mandalorian" — Watch the Season 2 Trailer

Watch the official trailer for the highly anticipated second season of "The Mandalorian", coming to Disney Plus on Oct. 30.

Watch the trailer

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com