“The Name of the Rose” (1986) Review

The Name of the Rose (1986) Review

The 1986 film adaptation of Umberto Eco’s The Name of The Rose, is a gripping and riveting story of murder, heresy, and mystery. Sean Connery stars as an intellectual Francisican friar, William of Baskerville, and is accompanied by his young pupil, Adso of Melk. An unexplained murder at an abbey in northern Italy leads William and Adso to conduct an investigation. There is more than meets the eye at the abbey: lurking within its walls was a hidden library holding prized texts and books; dark secrets were kept concealed, known by few. Questions lead to more questions, as answers seem scarce. The monks lived in a world of censorship, and defying this censorship guaranteed the ultimate price, death. The film highlights the duality of religious and rational thinking seen throughout history, and challenges the point of religious censorship and the extent people would go to keep it.

Overall the film has a fantastic and immersive story line and phenomenal acting, so therefore I rate this movie 9.5/10