Body of Evidence (1993)
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Madonna plays Rebecca Carlson, a sex bomb who parades naked in front of the open windows of her houseboat at all hours while the lobstermen catch crabs. This entry in the Basic Instinct sweepstakes poses the question: If love hurts, does sex kill? The judge and jury certainly want to find out when Rebecca's latest conquest, a multi-millionaire, dies of a heart attack while making love to her. Eight million dollars was bequeathed to Rebecca in his will, and District Attorney Robert Garrett (Joe
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While he may be marginally better at directing kinky sex scenes than Instinct's Paul Verhoeven, [Edel is] stuck with a fairly ho-hum script by Brad Mirman.
A courtroom drama built around the charge that Madonna's body is a deadly weapon with which she 'fornicated' a man to death, this showcase for the singer-thesp as femme fatale is more silly than erotic.
There is little, if any, erotic chemistry between Dafoe and Madonna, and, as a result, their sex scenes look more like hard work than pleasure.
Another turkey from the queen of pop, and possibly the worst film on her CV of cinematic clunkers.
An erotic thriller that's strangely unerotic and devoid of thrills, this is, however, mercifully short at 100 minutes.
I'd rather eat my own liver than sit through this again
The sour taste that Body left for [director] Edel is evident in his next, very different big screen feature: the children's fantasy The Little Vampire.
Yet another failed effort at making Madonna a legit actress, in a preposterous thriller could be labeled Basic Stink.
Tries hard to be hot and steamy but ends up being lifeless and laughable.
Mediocre erotic thriller trying to capture Basic Instinct success. Tries too hard, not really sexy, and certainly not mysterious.
Be thankful that its star, a singer, dancer, mother, and woman of the world, has plenty of day jobs to go back to.
Madonna provides the body. The script provides the evidence. Together they prove conclusively that bodies without stories make rotten movies.
Madonna may have the body, but there's no evidence she can act with it.
One of the very worst Madonna efforts ... and there are so many to choose from!
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