La Commare secca (The Grim Reaper)
La Commare secca (The Grim Reaper) (1962)

A very young Bernardo Bertolucci already shows his talent in this bleak, 94-minute murder mystery, told in an interesting series of flashbacks. A Roman prostitute has been brutally murdered in a park near the Tiber River and in order to… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 1, 2005
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

Offers more than filmographic interest.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Bernardo Bertolucci the poet, declaring a change of medium

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A.H. Weiler
New York Times

Mr. Bertolucci's dissections reveal the lying and viciousness common to these beasts in the human jungle.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Never loses its grip on the viewer.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The result is stylish and occasionally haunting.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

strangely lacking, despite its salacious premise

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
This movie reminds me so much of Roshomon, but slower and more boring. There are some good scenes, but for the most part, it's not a great movie.… More
Walter M.
In "La Commare Secca," a prostitute(Wanda Rocci) has been murdered in a park. The police have cast their net far and wide for leads while the… More
Mike T.
Experimentally smart and well-paced, Bertolucci's vision was kept on a tight leash as a result of a clearly restrictive budget. Nevertheless, it's an… More