The Name of the Rose (Der Name der Rose)
The Name of the Rose (Der Name der Rose) (1986)

Adapted from Umberto Eco's best-selling novel, director Jean-Jacques Annaud's The Name of the Rose is a 14th century murder-mystery thriller starring Sean Connery as a Sherlock Holmes-esque Franciscan monk called William of… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 6, 2004
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85%



Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

For labyrinth-lovers...a thoughtful and entertaining murder mystery predicated on intellectual debate. [Blu-ray]

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Aaron Lazenby
Filmcritic.com

the window dressing is not enough to buoy the principle acting

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

A well-played medieval murder mystery, featuring a lot of good-looking men with really bad haircuts.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's really a decent exploitation film disguised as a proper art film.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A spiritual thriller that holds up thanks to its rich themes and great acting

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Michael Drakulich
Star Newspapers (Chicago, IL)

Marvelous adaptation of a complex Umberto Eco novel. Christian Slater's first feature role.

Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

A great mystery until the end. Connery and Abraham throw sparks each time they meet.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

How you accept an English monk with a Scottish accent and the mind of a Sherlock Holmes is the question.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This real monastery looks as if it were designed by the artist M. C. Escher.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
One of my favorite films of all time! This little-known film features strong performances from Sean Connery, F. Murray Abraham and a strange and unsettling… More
Jens S.
This extremely atmospheric and engrossing story set in a 14th century monastery in Northern Italy is a murder mystery and commentary on medieval church and… More
xGary Xx
In this adaptation of Umberto Eco's celebrated novel, Franciscan friar Sean Connery investigates a series of bizarre murders in a monastery in the 14th… More
AJ Verser
A great thriller, very unique, and the cast is really good, I highly recommend this movie
Ken Stachnik
Great atmosphere and mood. An inspiration for Fincher's Alien 3.
Dean McKenna
Sean Connery's character, Franciscan friar William of Baskerville, should be alludes to the fictional sleuth Sherlock Holmes. He lends dignity,… More

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