Body of Evidence


Body of Evidence

Critics Consensus

Body of Evidence's sex scenes may be kinky, but the ludicrous concept is further undone by the ridiculous dialogue.



Total Count: 37


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Una mujer (Madonna) acusada de asesinar a su amante---un viejo millonario---seduce a su abogado defensor (Willem Dafoe), el cual se pone nervioso cuando aparece más evidencia que implica su culpabilidad. Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer, Julianne Moore, Jurgen Prochnow, Frank Langella, Stan Shaw. Dirigida por Uli Edel.


as Rebecca Carlson
Willem Dafoe
as Frank Dulaney
Joe Mantegna
as Robert Garrett
Anne Archer
as Joanne Braslow
Julianne Moore
as Sharon Dulaney
Jürgen Prochnow
as Dr. Alan Paley
Stan Shaw
as Charles
Charles Hallahan
as Dr. McCurdy
Lillian Lehman
as Judge Burnham
Mark Rolston
as Detective Reese
Richard Riehle
as Detective Griffin
Michael Forest
as Andrew Marsh
Mario DePriest
as Technician
John DeLay
as 2nd Technician
Ross Huffman-Kerr
as Photographer
Mark C. Vincent
as Male Reporter
Frank Roberts
as Minister
Aaron Corcoran
as Michael Dulaney
Peter Paul Eastman
as Jury Foreman
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Critic Reviews for Body of Evidence

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (34)

  • Body of Evidence won't be remembered for classic plotting or brilliant legal gambits. But give it its due: it holds one's attention.

    Feb 13, 2018 | Full Review…

    David Ansen

    Top Critic
  • 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.

    Jul 20, 2009 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Mar 26, 2009 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

    Top Critic
  • [There's] no tension.

    Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…
    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • A sluggish courtroom melodrama relieved only by unintenional laughter.

    May 20, 2003 | Rating: 1.5/5
  • A bland, utterly silly, curiously provincial courtroom drama.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Body of Evidence

  • Jun 29, 2019
    Like most 90s erotic thrillers, its bad but not in any outrageous or campy way. It's just mostly boring.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 10, 2010
    Willem Dafoe plays a lawyer who becomes involved with his client, Madonna, a woman accused of intentionally murdering her rich, elderly lover through strenuous, kinky sex; coincidentally, he left her $ 8 million in his will. For an "erotic thriller," the film somehow managed to be entirely devoid of any erotic quality although there is no lack of sex: we've got hot wax, handcuffs, oral sex, parking garage car hood sex and various other forms of action. My opinion: Sex thrillers work best when the sex is used as an additional spice to the story, not the focus of the story and Willem Dafoe may be many things and a very versatile actor, but sex god he isn't. Nevertheless, even with these flaws it is interesting to view. The courtroom scenes are moderately entertaining and Julianne Moore is good as the anger stricken wife of Dafoe while Anne Archer is very effective as the secretary with her own agenda and the sadomasochistic sex scenes....well, if you're into watching this kind of stuff, they may prove to be fairly entertaining as well. I did like the ending. "Karma, everyone gets what they deserve in the end."
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 15, 2009
    Naughty, Erotic, and Taboo, this one's a real sizzler.
    Jess B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 29, 2008
    A woman is accused of killing her lover. Whay does Madonna do these movies. She should stick to what she's good at - singing.
    Candy R Super Reviewer

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