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

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.
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
April 22, 2005
A great mystery until the end. Connery and Abraham throw sparks each time they meet.
September 14, 2004
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
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.
July 26, 2002