Drama |English | 114 minutes
Why Stream This Film?
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 76%
- Metacritic Score: 69
- Golden Globe Awards: Nominated, Best Supporting Actress- Drama (Melanie Griffith)
- National Society of Film Critics: Winner, Best Supporting Actress (Melanie Griffith)
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BODY DOUBLE is an exhilarating exercise in pure filmmaking, a thriller in the Hitchcock tradition in which there’s no particular point except that the hero is flawed, weak, and in terrible danger – and we identify with him completely. The movie is so cleverly constructed, with the emphasis on visual storytelling rather than dialogue, that we are neither faster nor slower than the hero as he gradually figures out the scheme that has entrapped him.
BODY DOUBLE is the first De Palma film to make me think that all of his practice is leading to the beginnings of perfection. The first hour represents the most restrained, accomplished, and effective filmmaking he’s ever done.
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