Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 100
    Body Heat is good enough to make film noir play like we hadn't seen it before.
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    An excellent crime drama in the style of Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain, and Dashiell Hammett.
  3. Reviewed by: Nathan Rabin
    Kasdan's moody tribute to cinema's dark past set a gold standard for neo-noirs that has seldom been equaled.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Mar 12, 2014
    Body Heat is a great film debut for Kasdan. He sets the scene for this film noir drama by carefully playing out his characters and conveniently avoiding some of the fatal clich├ęs involved with these kinds of movies. Full Review »
  2. AlanM.
    Nov 25, 2008
    Great Film Noir. My favorite of many great Lawrence Kasdan films, with Kathleen Turner at her sexiest best. Great intrigue and setup.
  3. MichaelR.
    Oct 10, 2007
    This homage to Double Indemnity is one of the most captivating film noirs since Double Indemnity.