The Name of the Rose (Der Name der Rose) Reviews
Im not sure of the way the film was received around 30 years ago, but now, the film stands strong as a profound and intriguing tale that makes even the most bizarre and unexpected of places, a monestery, the perfect location for a murder mystery filled with themes that are surely hard to replicate in a modern film with such class.
Otherwise, the film is well shot and it does create an atmosphere that is discomforting while emphasizing the harshest realities of the Middle Ages.
Worthy enough to see once.
Watched this on 11/7/16
A film that remains sharp as an effective commentry on the religious madness of the medieval ages and it is equally intelligent, thrilling plus you also get Sean Connery in the middle of it all. Christian Slater chews the scenary for most of the time. It is tense, but not in the way most thrillers are, it is tense because of the society in which it occurs and the film leaves nothing unturned while trying to portray it on screen. Annaud directs effectively and the cinematography is an advantage.
and a wonderful great actor