Body Double
Body Double (1984)

In Body Double, director Brian DePalma pays homage to the Alfred Hitchcock movies Vertigo and Rear Window, adding a few grotesque touches all his own. Craig Wasson plays Jake, a struggling actor who keeps losing jobs because of his… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1984
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Josh Larsen

...ugly, unedifying exploitation cinema.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Sleaze dominates the thin plot and absurd story line.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...De Palma's expectedly grandiose directorial choices go a long way towards keeping things interesting...

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Sean Burns
The ARTery

A spectacularly sleazy send-up that finds the puckish, thin-skinned director confronting his critics and doubling down on everything that upstanding, respectable people hate about Brian De Palma films.

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Clint Morris

Classic De Palma. Stylish and Sexy.

Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Emblematizes De Palma's refusal to take Hollywood seriously.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Is Body Double Brian De Palma's most underrated film or merely a guilty pleasure on my part? Naturally, I make the case for the former.

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Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic

It's a mystery, a romance, a horror flick, and a straight-faced parody all rolled into one unique little movie.

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

Body Double, while not his finest, is the best candidate as Brian De Palma's signature film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
"Everybody is a peeper, peeping on their neighbors", Hitchcock seemed to infer with the production of Rear Window, "wouldn't we be happier… More
Clintus Maximus
I first saw this film when it was released in 1984, was immediately captivated by it, and have re-visited it many times since then. Body Double may be my… More
Carlos Magalh„es
Brian De Palma seems to be enjoying quite a lot to poke fun at the artificiality of cinema with this delicious pastiche that pays homage to Hitchcock's… More
Melvin White
Sam Bouchard: Don't be so melodramatic.† "You Can't Believe Everything You See" Body Double is Brian De Palma at his core. This is a film… More
Nicki Marie
Well, I think it's fair to say I have never screamed at characters more in a movie than I did watching this! Those scenes where Jake was… More
Veronique Kwak
i laughed my ass off when i saw the scene where the dude steals the worn panty from the chanel paperbag in the garbage can...definitely bonerifici. lol. it… More