Oscar® winner Michael Douglas stars with red-hot Sharon Stone in this groundbreaking and controversial film that redefined the genre of the sexy thriller. When tough but vulnerable detective Nick Curran (Douglas) meets a cold, calculating novelist with insatiable sexual urges (Stone), he is caught in a deadly web of betrayal, lies, and murder—quickly descending into San Francisco's dark and dangerous underworld where suspicions mount, bodies fall, and only basic instincts keep you alive.
Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: Unevenly echoing the work of Alfred Hitchcock, Basic Instinct contains a star-making performance from Sharon Stone but is ultimately undone by its problematic, overly lurid plot.
Excessive whodunit is definitely not for kids.