What I like about film noir is the increasing state of confusion with which the central protagonist often finds himself embroiled. Where are the lies and where is the truth? Basic Instinct II captures, through plot twists and misdirection, much of what makes good film noir good film.
Unfortunately, I think this movie will suffer for the base aspects of sex and nudity that will be talked about and used to wrongly categorize a very good thriller.
Rating: Sexy who dunnit with an attitude