The Name of the Rose

The Name of the Rose

DVD - 2004
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One monk has fallen from a tower, another is found head-first in a vat of pigs' blood. Visiting Brother Sean Connery, investigating the deaths, discovers a secret library containing rare books considered lost to the world and dangerous to the Catholic faith. He must find the connection between the hidden literature and the killings before innocent people are burned at the stake.

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AL_MARCIA May 07, 2018

A stellar performance from Sean Connery and (a very young) Christian Slater. Compelling plot, fantastic setting, great characters. Highly recommended.


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AL_MARCIA May 07, 2018

A stellar performance from Sean Connery and (a very young) Christian Slater. Compelling plot, fantastic setting, great characters. Highly recommended.

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ecce
Dec 13, 2017

Acting, directing, casting, photography, screenplay, production design: all superb.

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Calvacade
Dec 23, 2016

Enjoyable murder mystery starring Sean Connery, based on the book by Umerto Eco.

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StarLord21
Nov 04, 2016

One of the best Mysteries I've ever seen! Sean Connery portrays William of Baskerville, a monk trained in using reason along with faith. A very young Christian Slater plays his naive yet quick witted assistant. They both must solve a series murders while also being challenged by zealots who believe it's the work of the devil.

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trcookIIImddmd
Oct 29, 2016

Sean Connery, the only James Bond, is terrific as usual. Interesting and probably fairly realistic portrayal of the Christian religion in the Middle Age and the fatuous banality of Catholicism which persists in the person of a useless piece of flesh called pope.

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rayleroy
Jul 29, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyable mystery-thriller; aside from the full-on sex scene in the middle (which seems to have been pulled from 1970's porn archive).

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Ron@Ottawa
Jun 30, 2013

Sean Connery played Sherlock Holmes in a 14-century monastery. The plot may be slightly flawed but the film was saved by the on-location shooting in an impressive, awe-inspiring environment. This film is at times simply a visual delight. Enjoyable.

Tenrai Jul 02, 2012

I actually liked this film more than the book. The book is about philosophy and humor. The film is about the gritty darkness that always accompanies the higher quest of the spiritual life. 5 Stars.

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phyllis49
Mar 21, 2012

Encore

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mktacoma
Apr 19, 2011

I so loved the book I hoped (like many other adaptations) for much here. Sadly, I just didn't feel emotion and drama from the movie like the book.

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Ron@Ottawa
Jun 30, 2013

Sexual Content: On scene of loving making with nudity. Not recommended for children.

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