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

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August 31, 2016
Umberto Eco seems unduly dismissive of a film that had to excise his postmodern trappings and scholarly sidebars. But it hasn't just been stripped down to a tawdry whodunit. Here, albeit in a streamlined way, the whydunit matters as much, if not more.
April 19, 2016
...a misbegotten adaptation that rarely manages to justify its very existence.
August 2, 2011
For labyrinth-lovers...a thoughtful and entertaining murder mystery predicated on intellectual debate. [Blu-ray]
July 28, 2011
February 29, 2008
May 26, 2006
It's really a decent exploitation film disguised as a proper art film.
February 1, 2006
July 17, 2005
June 27, 2005
April 22, 2005
A great mystery until the end. Connery and Abraham throw sparks each time they meet.
September 14, 2004
July 23, 2004
the window dressing is not enough to buoy the principle acting
July 1, 2004
A spiritual thriller that holds up thanks to its rich themes and great acting
July 1, 2004
How you accept an English monk with a Scottish accent and the mind of a Sherlock Holmes is the question.
June 24, 2004
January 9, 2004
June 13, 2003
May 27, 2003
January 24, 2003
A well-played medieval murder mystery, featuring a lot of good-looking men with really bad haircuts.
November 29, 2002
Marvelous adaptation of a complex Umberto Eco novel. Christian Slater's first feature role.
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