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By Kat Halstead, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Unoriginal erotic thriller has sex, language, mature themes.

Movie R 1993 107 minutes
Sliver movie poster: A couple kissing and the close-up of an eye above them can be seen through a narrow gap between two black panels.

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It's no great shock that this 1993 erotic thriller received a total of seven nominations at the Razzies. The cast may have been high-profile, but Sliver is no great work of art. In fact, it often feels like plot points are purely there to build up to the next sex scene -- which come thick and fast. Baldwin is suitably creepy, and Berenger equally shady, but Stone is given little to work with beyond attempting to rekindle the sexual magnetism she exuded in her previous film, Basic Instinct -- which, by comparison, was nominated for two Oscars. It feels very much like a team trying to capitalize on that moment of star power and discovering too late that it's not just sex that sells.

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