Body Double

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Movie Info & Cast


A young actor's obsession with spying on a beautiful woman who lives nearby leads to a baffling series of events with drastic consequences.


  • Craig Wasson
  • Melanie Griffith
  • Gregg Henry
  • Deborah Shelton
  • Guy Boyd
  • Dennis Franz
  • David Haskell
  • Rebecca Stanley

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Body Double twists and turns miserably between the comic and the macabre; it's definitely not dressed to kill.

Metacritic review by Rita Kempley
Rita Kempley
Washington Post

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.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Body Double isn’t trash, misogynistic or otherwise. It’s unrepentantly trashy – not the kind of film you watch while your parents or kids are in the house, or with your curtains open. But it’s also a complex, provocative suspense thriller that bears comparison with the three immaculate Hitchcock classics – Vertigo, Psycho and Rear Window – it gleefully drags through the sludge.

Metacritic review by Robbie Collin
Robbie Collin
The Telegraph