Caged Heat (Caged Females) (Renegade Girls)
Caged Heat (Caged Females) (Renegade Girls) (1974)

A couple of female inmates escape from the brutal confines of the women's correctional facility in which they ar imprisoned, and then are forced to return in order to save a friend who's scheduled for a lobotomy at the hands of a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 22, 2002
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Jonathan Demme's debut film is campy, choppy, and generally immature, though his bonding themes are fitfully discernible amid the cartoonish action.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Vibrant take on multicultural grindhouse sisterhood

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Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Caged Heat is contractual exploitation, an example of Roger Corman's trademark bargain filmmaking with obligated nudity and violence.

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Time Out

It's no more than passable as a thriller, but the density of invention and energy in other respects is enough to shame a dozen contemporary major studio movies.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Contains a skits-within-the-movie sequence that comments on the narrative while also exposing the artificiality, absudity and performance aspect of the 'Women in Prison' trend itself.

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Film4

The director's peppery edge and humour lift this above the normal drive-in fare and Steele adds punch.

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Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl

...an exploitation film of the women's prison variety that doesn't take itself too seriously.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

An exciting film, and one that proves that even the most exploitative of films can make a relevant statement.

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Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

an odd but compelling mish-mash of breast parade and hokey action . . . with dark and visceral imagery that lends "Caged Heat" more street cred than it would normally deserve.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Doctor Strangeblog
Your eyes do not deceive you - that is THE Jonathan Demme with the director's credit for this Roger Corman exploitation and one of the most influential of… More