Instinct (1999)

Hokey as all get-out.  The wild-man-who-lived-among-the-gorillas-and-
now-is-in-a-psycho-ward suspenser proves that brash upstart Cuba Gooding
Jr. (JERRY MAGUIRE) can hold his own opposite fellow Oscar winner An-
thony Hopkins.  Be prepared for some intense animal violence.  Same for
a terrifying amount of feel-good psychobabble.  (This one's both a
gripper *and* a gusher.) At least there's some smarts behind it.  And a
sharp supporting cast.  With Donald Sutherland, George Dzundza, John
Ashton, and a lovely Maura Tierney.  Gerald Di Pego wrote the screen-
play, "inspired" by Daniel Quinn's novel "Ishmael." Crowd-pleaser Jon
Turtletaub (PHENOMENON, WHILE YOU WERE SLEEP- ING) directs.  (Rated "R"/
125 min.)

Grade: B

Copyright 1999 Michael J. Legeros
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Originally posted to triangle.movies as MOVIE HELL: May 31, 1999

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