Parents' Guide to

Sliver

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.

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: Not yet rated
Kids say: Not yet rated

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.

Movie Details

Inclusion information powered by

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate