Body Heat


Action / Crime / Drama / Romance / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 97%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 80%
IMDb Rating 7.4 10 26286


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Mickey Rourke as Teddy Lewis
William Hurt as Ned Racine
Ted Danson as Peter Lowenstein
Kathleen Turner as Matty Walker
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817.03 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 53 min
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1hr 53 min
P/S 7 / 8

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by christopher-underwood 8 / 10

Kathleen Turner is quite astonishing in this her first film.

Writer/director Kasden got just about everything right in this his first feature. The dialogue crackles as befits a neo noir and John Barry's score is always there to to support or promote some wondrous visuals. Kathleen Turner is quite astonishing in this her first film. Her boldness and bravery in the sex scenes ensure that this sizzles from the off and I guess helps to draw attention away from what is really going on. William Hurt hasn't made many films before this and he too seems very relaxed and easy with regard to the nude and non nude sequences. His banter with his colleagues is as believable as his smouldering tete-a-tetes with his co-star. Mickey Rourke is effective in a key small role and the whole thing moves very well. Having seen this upon its original theatrical release, I have always held it in high regard, feeling upon this Blu-ray viewing that it didn't quite race throughout as I had 'remembered' and there seemed to be a slight imbalance on the sound. But hey - excellent film with fine performances.

Reviewed by Peter Zullmmann 10 / 10

Double Indemnity? No, Triple.

This is one of those movies that fell though the cracks. I couldn't find it ever on a big screen, retrospectives you know. I refused to see it on TV for the first time. Sunday night, finally, I saw it in a huge plasma screen. Wow! I can immediately tell why people consider it a remake of Double Indemnity but unlike Gus Van Sant who remade Psycho shot by shot and casts Vince Vaugh as Norman Bates in a massive piece of miscalculation, or Jonathan Demme who remade Charade as The Trouble With Charlie and casts Mark Whalberg in the Cary Grant role, Mark Whalberg! In "Body Heat" Lawrence Kasdan casts William Hurt in the Fred Mac Murray part of the insurance salesman falling into the trap, body and soul. William Hurt's phenomenal performance reinventing the character makes "Body Heat" unique and without precedent. The power of Kathleen Turner - bursting into the film scene with a bang! - it's a masterpiece of characterization. She's way ahead of William Hurt. "You're not very intelligent, are you? I like that in a man" Superb.

Reviewed by tonypeacock-1 8 / 10

Excellent thriller with a TVM feel

Surprisingly entertaining early eighties thriller that has more plot twists than an episode of Murder, She Wrote which at times I thought I was watching. It has that made for television feel. Maybe it is because the film is nearly forty years old?

It has a stellar cast including William Hurt (not the late John Hurt) as lawyer Ned Racine, Kathleen Turner (Matty Walker - apparently!) in her film debut and Ted Danson with a pre-Three Men and a Baby hairstyle. The plot is very reminiscent of film noir genre. Matty is a female vamp who entraps Ned in a murder/inheritance case with copious amounts of naked shenanigans to make up the screenplay!

As well as the copulation a Florida heatwave is behind the film's title. On reading the production team credits I noticed that the music was scored by legendary James Bond composer John Barry. I noticed some strings from the Moonraker score in there.

At the time of the film's release in 1981 it was some thirty or forty years since the height of film noir releases.

The sex scenes are tame in today's social media driven society but I can imagine they were considered quite 'steamy' at the time. Turner who I have only feint eighties recollections in Romancing The Stone makes a splendid screen debut. A film that is worthy of its quite high ratings.

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