Body and Soul Reviews

July 24, 2017
Body and Soul is a film not simply with gritty boxing scenes but also a fascinating character analysis indicative of the human condition.
August 22, 2012
If the movie works today, it's probably because of Abraham Polonsky's beautiful screenplay, a rich desert plate filled with glorious, lowdown street and sports prose.
April 23, 2011
John Garfield gives a wonderful performance in the noir sports melodrama, directed by the blacklisted Polonsky
March 25, 2008
Trite is hardly the word for the plot, which was already wheezy by the time this minor classic was made in 1947, but Abraham Polonsky's script brings such tight, painful focus to the moral choices that it seems fresh and real.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
Garfield's bullish performance saves the movie from its stagy moments and episodic script.
January 28, 2006
Altogether this Enterprise picture rolls up a round-by-round triumph on points until it comes through with a climactic knockout that hits the all-time high in throat-catching fight films.
June 30, 2005
September 16, 2004
March 20, 2004
Now only seems gripping because of Garfield's gritty performance.
July 30, 2003
The fight film to which all others are compared.
May 24, 2003
This is tight, hard-hitting entertainment.