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8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 22 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 1 out of 22

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  1. Apr 2, 2013
    3
    The plot of this movie is totally unrealistic. I could not believe in these characters for a minute, even though the actors did a good job, but the problem is with the writing of the movie.
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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
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  1. 100
    Body Heat is good enough to make film noir play like we hadn't seen it before.
  2. Reviewed by: Stuart Swineford
    80
    Aside from the over abundance of rather large glasses and sweaty actors, Body Heat succeeds fabulously, not only as an excellent example of a classic film noir but as a solidly executed production in its own right.
  3. While Body Heat involves murder, fraud, a weak hero led astray and a seductive, double-dealing broad, it also incorporates something new: a sexual explicitness that the old films could only hint at.