Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. Reviewed by: Bruce McCabe
    50
    Lawrence Kasdan's Body Heat--an homage to film noir--gets off to a nice start before it becomes entangled in its convoluted and somewhat uninteresting plot machinations.
  2. Hurt is so good at capturing the charming and chilling Ned that he almost makes up for the film's two primary weaknesses: Kasdan's inexperience and a message of significant unpleasantness. [28 Aug 1981, p.P17]
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 32 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
    9
    Body Heat is a great film debut for Kasdan. He sets the scene for this film noir drama by carefully playing out his characters andBody 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
    10
    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
    10
    This homage to Double Indemnity is one of the most captivating film noirs since Double Indemnity.