Sharon Stone is a successful book editor who specializes in tabloid-type tell-alls to feed a public hungry for celebrity secrets. When she moves into her new digs, recently vacated by a similarly gorgeous blond who jumped off the balcony, she has the distinct feeling she’s being watched. (But it kind of turns her on.)
Stone is pursued romantically by two handsome men, Tom Berenger, an author of violent crime novels, and William Baldwin, a young rich-kid computer whiz. One of them may be a killer. She beds down with Baldwin in a series of ultra-hot carnal encounters, but then gets more than she bargained for. Enough said—the mystery thriller’s plot is well-crafted but entirely secondary to the heat generated by these appealing actors at the height of their attractiveness.
A comeback film for producer Robert Evans, who had orchestrated Paramount’s megahit of Levin’sRosemary’s Baby in 1968, Sliver didn’t sizzle at the box office or appear on anyone’s list of best films of 1993. Viewed today, however, in its extended director’s cut DVD version, Sliver is a stylish and diverting thriller featuring beautiful people in various stages of undress. And if you like to watch...you probably will.