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Body Heat Reviews

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James Berardinelli
April 30, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Body Heat is good enough to make film noir play like we hadn't seen it before.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4