Sliver (1993)


sliver“You like to watch, watch this! ” – Carly

Number of Times Seen – 2 (Theater in 1993 and 10 Aug 2016)

Brief Synopsis – A lonely woman moves into an apartment complex where a number of previous tenants had been murdered leaving the police to believe that it is the work of a serial killer.

My Take on it – This movie came out not long after Basic Instinct (1992) and helped form the sub-genre of sex thrillers from the 90’s.

Unfortunately, unlike star Sharon Stone’s previous film, this one has a really silly plot and there are no real thrilling scenes in the story.

The chemistry between Stone and both her co-stars Tom Berenger and William Baldwin is basically non-existent and even the sex scenes feels too cold and uninteresting to watch.

Kinda makes you wonder the whole time what the characters see in each other.

The voyeuristic aspect of this film works at the beginning but completely falls apart later on.

The only thing that this movie really has going for it is it’s soundtrack which is dominated by the hit video that came out with it of the cover of Elvis Presley’s Can’t help Falling in Love With You by UB40.

Check out the video here

By the way, for those of you wondering; Sliver is the name of teh apartment complex (had me baffled for quite a while)

Bottom Line – Was part of the new sex thriller genre of the 1990’s, but doesn’t really do much to help the genre because the story is weird and silly.  Stone has absolutely no chemistry with both Baldwin and Berenger and you keep wondering what their characters find in one another.  The only thing going for this film is the UB40 cover of Elvis Presley’s song – I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – According to Phillip Noyce, Sharon Stone and William Baldwin disliked each other and demanded that their scenes be filmed separately whenever possible. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy

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