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Body of Evidence Reviews

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Jason Bailey
May 30, 2016
The goal of this odd period in her career is achieved: you get ample opportunity to see what Madonna looks like having sex, or at least what she wants you to *think* she looks like in those private moments.

TV Guide
July 20, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 20, 2009
Another turkey from the queen of pop, and possibly the worst film on her CV of cinematic clunkers.
Mark Salisbury
Empire Magazine
July 20, 2009
An erotic thriller that's strangely unerotic and devoid of thrills, this is, however, mercifully short at 100 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 20, 2009
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.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
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.
Clint Morris
February 3, 2009
I'd rather eat my own liver than sit through this again
| Original Score: 1/5
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat
July 24, 2008
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.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
[There's] no tension.
Emanuel Levy
May 1, 2006
Yet another failed effort at making Madonna a legit actress, in a preposterous thriller could be labeled Basic Stink.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Michael Dequina
January 3, 2005
Tries hard to be hot and steamy but ends up being lifeless and laughable.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Wesley Lovell
Apollo Guide
August 30, 2003
A pale husk of a film.
Read More | Original Score: 43/100
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
Mediocre erotic thriller trying to capture Basic Instinct success. Tries too hard, not really sexy, and certainly not mysterious.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
A sluggish courtroom melodrama relieved only by unintenional laughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Be thankful that its star, a singer, dancer, mother, and woman of the world, has plenty of day jobs to go back to.
Full Review | Original Score: D
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 1, 2002
Madonna provides the body. The script provides the evidence. Together they prove conclusively that bodies without stories make rotten movies.
Read More | Original Score: 3/10
August 9, 2002
Madonna may have the body, but there's no evidence she can act with it.
| Original Score: 1/5
Dragan Antulov
August 5, 2002
The biggest disappointment lies in Uli Edel.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/10
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
One of the very worst Madonna efforts ... and there are so many to choose from!
| Original Score: 1/5
Edward Margulies
April 17, 2001
The most enjoyably awful of Madonna's awful movies.
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