Death and the Compass
Death and the Compass (1996)

Filmed on location in Mexico City, this mystery follows a hard-boiled detective as he works to solve the murder of a Talmudic scholar. The detective is assisted by a Jewish journalist.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 22, 2005
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ken Eisner
Variety

A bleary-eyed fever dream lumbered with impenetrable literary references, Death and the Compass quickly loses its way and expires long before its 90 minutes are up.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

The director of Repo Man takes an Argentinian short story by Jorge Luis Borges and brings it to the screen with his curious style.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

When he [Director Alex Cox] overreaches and trips up...the thud is resounding.

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Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

Please take notes because you will be tested as the end of the movie.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Probably the kind of film for cultists who coo over Peter Greenaway films.

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El Hombre Invisible
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Walter M.
Despite its florid visuals and a game cast, "Death and the Compass" is nothing more than an empty exercise about the nature of power as triangulated… More