The Name of the Rose 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… The Name of the Rose 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…
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The Name of the Rose

Sean Connery, Christian Slater, ... | NONCONFORMIST MONKS Sean Connery and Christian Slater in The Name of the Rose
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NONCONFORMIST MONKS Sean Connery and Christian Slater in The Name of the Rose
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Movie Rated: R; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; With: F. Murray Abraham, Sean Connery and Christian Slater; 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+

Originally posted Jul 27, 2011 Published in issue #1166 Aug 05, 2011 Order article reprints
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