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Body Heat Reviews

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Sean Burns
The ARTery
February 8, 2016
Amusing as this may be, there's something a bit studious about "Body Heat." Kasdan's ceiling fans and Venetian blinds often come across as film school affectations.

February 8, 2008
Steamy, explicit and highly-charged film noir reworked with an 1980s gloss.
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
February 8, 2008
Still regarded as one of the steamiest movie's of all time, Body Heat is a fantastic exponenet of how noir has developed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
February 8, 2008
Lawrence Kasdan's 1981 noir fable is highly derivative in its overall conception, but it finds some freshness in its details.

TV Guide
February 8, 2008
An excellent crime drama in the style of Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain, and Dashiell Hammett.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
February 8, 2008
Though Lawrence Kasdan's film is set in today's South Florida, its characters move through an atmosphere that suggests the confluences of decor and demeanor in a 1940s film noir.
Chuck O'Leary
November 13, 2006
Suspenseful and supersexy.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 20, 2006
...builds slowly, then grabs you and never lets go.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Christopher Null
September 28, 2006
The setup is classic noir that follows the rigid three-act screenplay structure that only a Hollywood newcomer could stringently abide by, and here it works
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
There's no denying the narrative confidence that brings the film to its unfashionably certain double-whammy conclusion.
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
January 1, 2005
Welcome to Hollywood Mr. Kasdan.
| Original Score: 5/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 19, 2004
Steamiest movie ever--still
| Original Score: 5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 31, 2004
Body Heart mixes sex with murder and comes up with a steamy brew of surprises.
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
January 9, 2004
The great modern film noir
| Original Score: 5/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
While Body Heat involves murder, fraud, a weak hero led astray and a seductive, double-dealing broad, it also incorporates something new: a sexual explicitness that the old films could only hint at.
| Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
A sexy, thrilling and smart modern classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 16, 2002
Overwrought, rubbishy, unrealistic, but compelling
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
September 18, 2002
Hurt and Turner sizzle. Thrills, Spills and Undergarments.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002
Kathleen Turner, twenty-five and not a stitch on her. There's other good stuff too, but does it really matter?
| Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
One of the very few "noir throwbacks" that gets everything right.
| Original Score: 4/5
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