With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Michael Ironside, Sharon Stone, Ronny Cox
Directed by Paul Verhoeven

Basic Instinct, Verhoeven continued his US sci-fi slate (with this Dan O'Bannon adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story) of a man who may not be who he believes he is. After checking out a possible virtual holiday on Mars, our workingman starts to uncover a plot involving that planet, some parties intent on knocking him off. He's faced with a life and death dilemma, not sure if he's being framed, going crazy and if is reality or fantasy? This elaborate, action packed adventure is a great ride with fine Rob Bottin FX, and some classic Arnie moments amid the often violent but invigorating scenes that never loses sight of its sense of humour.

5 / B
- Paul Blom

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A - B

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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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