Body of Evidence (1992) - Rotten Tomatoes

Body of Evidence (1992)



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Una mujer (Madonna) acusada de asesinar a su amante---un viejo millonario---seduce a su abogado defensor (Willem Dafoe), el cual se pone nervioso cuando aparece más evidencia que implica su culpabilidad. Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer, Julianne Moore, Jurgen Prochnow, Frank Langella, Stan Shaw. Dirigida por Uli Edel.more
Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Brad Mirman, Alison Cross
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 3, 2002


as Rebecca Carlson
Willem Dafoe
as Frank Dulaney
Joe Mantegna
as Robert Garrett
Anne Archer
as Joanne Braslow
Julianne Moore
as Sharon Dulaney
Jürgen Prochnow
as Dr. Alan Paley
Stan Shaw
as Charles
Charles Hallahan
as Dr. McCurdy
Lillian Lehman
as Judge Burnham
Mark Rolston
as Detective Reese
Richard Riehle
as Detective Griffin
Michael Forest
as Andrew Marsh
Mario DePriest
as Technician
John DeLay
as 2nd Technician
Ross Huffman-Kerr
as Photographer
Mark C. Vincent
as Male Reporter
Frank Roberts
as Minister
Aaron Corcoran
as Michael Dulaney
Peter Paul Eastman
as Jury Foreman
Mario de Priest
as Technician
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All Critics (34) | Top Critics (10)

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.

Full Review… | July 20, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

[There's] no tension.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A sluggish courtroom melodrama relieved only by unintenional laughter.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

A bland, utterly silly, curiously provincial courtroom drama.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

What do you say about this kind of movie?

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Body of Evidence

A woman is accused of killing her lover. Whay does Madonna do these movies. She should stick to what she's good at - singing.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer


This erotic-thriller in the fumbling scenes of sado-masochism lead only to embarrassment. Willem Dafoe has never looked more uncomfortable, while Madonna as the body in question is no Sharon Stone.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

Willem Dafoe plays a lawyer who becomes involved with his client, Madonna, a woman accused of intentionally murdering her rich, elderly lover through strenuous, kinky sex; coincidentally, he left her $ 8 million in his will.

For an "erotic thriller," the film somehow managed to be entirely devoid of any erotic quality although there is no lack of sex: we've got hot wax, handcuffs, oral sex, parking garage car hood sex and various other forms of action.

My opinion: Sex thrillers work best when the sex is used as an additional spice to the story, not the focus of the story and Willem Dafoe may be many things and a very versatile actor, but sex god he isn't. Nevertheless, even with these flaws it is interesting to view. The courtroom scenes are moderately entertaining and Julianne Moore is good as the anger stricken wife of Dafoe while Anne Archer is very effective as the secretary with her own agenda and the sadomasochistic sex scenes....well, if you're into watching this kind of stuff, they may prove to be fairly entertaining as well. I did like the ending. "Karma, everyone gets what they deserve in the end."

Deb S

Super Reviewer

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