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

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
This real monastery looks as if it were designed by the artist M. C. Escher.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 19, 2016
...a misbegotten adaptation that rarely manages to justify its very existence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Aaron Lazenby
July 23, 2004
the window dressing is not enough to buoy the principle acting
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
May 27, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
June 27, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 26, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
April 22, 2005
A great mystery until the end. Connery and Abraham throw sparks each time they meet.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Chris Barsanti
September 14, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 24, 2003
A well-played medieval murder mystery, featuring a lot of good-looking men with really bad haircuts.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rebecca Murray
June 13, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
It's really a decent exploitation film disguised as a proper art film.
Top Critic
Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
July 28, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Nick Rogers
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 9, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 1, 2004
How you accept an English monk with a Scottish accent and the mind of a Sherlock Holmes is the question.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 1, 2004
A spiritual thriller that holds up thanks to its rich themes and great acting
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 29, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 2, 2011
For labyrinth-lovers...a thoughtful and entertaining murder mystery predicated on intellectual debate. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 1, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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