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The Name of the Rose

The Name of the RoseLong before Tom Hanks ran around the Louvre spouting crackpot theories about Renaissance painters and Vatican assassins, Sean Connery was solving...The Name of the RoseMystery and ThrillerPT130MRLong before Tom Hanks ran around the Louvre spouting crackpot theories about Renaissance painters and Vatican assassins, Sean Connery was solving...2011-07-2620th Century Fox Film Corporation
Sean Connery, Christian Slater, ... | NONCONFORMIST MONKS Sean Connery and Christian Slater in The Name of the Rose

NONCONFORMIST MONKS Sean Connery and Christian Slater in The Name of the Rose (Everett Collection)

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The Name of the Rose

Genre: Mystery and Thriller; Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Sean Connery, Christian Slater; Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud; Runtime (in minutes): 130; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Long before Tom Hanks ran around the Louvre spouting crackpot theories about Renaissance painters and Vatican assassins, Sean Connery was solving religious riddles in the far better thriller The Name of the Rose (1986, R, 2 hrs., 11 mins.), out on Blu-ray. Connery’s brainiac monk and his teen sidekick (what’s up, Christian Slater!) sleuth out a string of grisly murders at a remote 14th-century abbey. The film’s packed with messages in invisible ink, secret staircases, and corpses in cauldrons of pig’s blood. And since ? Connery’s bald as a cue ball, that means no distracting Hanksian haircuts! B+

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