"Ken Russell has really done it this time. He has stripped the lid off of respectability off the Ursuline convent in Loudon, France. He has exposed Cardinal Richelieu as a political schemer. He has destroyed our illusions about Louis XIII. We are filled with righteous indignation as we bear witness to the violation of the helpless nuns; it is all the more terrible because, as Russell fearlessly reveals, all the nuns, without exception, are young and stacked."
— Roger Ebert reviews The Devils
"Is it any good? Iíve reviewed quite a lot of Madonna... I think just about all of her movies that I reviewed were shit. So it surprises me that this is actually an entertaining movie. Oh it's terrible, but it's in a Ďso bad its goodí variety. It's exploitation, and it's so cheesy it actually works. You have hilarious dialog like 'You ever see animals make love?' or 'Thatís what I do; I fuck. And it made me 8 million dollars!' You canít help but chuckle hearing Joe Mantegna talk about nipple clamps. Believe me, it's funny. It would be like Clint Eastwood talking about anal beads."
— Miles Antwiler on Body of Evidence (1993)