The Name of the Rose (1986)


STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –

1) The Premise : 14th Century Abbey murder-mystery
2) The Rivalry : William of Baskerville vs Bernardo Gui
3) The Starcast
4) The labyrinthine library
5) The conflict of religion and logic
6) Ron Perlman as the hunchback Salvatore

Cons –

1) The love angle
2) Rushed climax
Quote –

“Jorge de Burgos: Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith because without fear of the Devil, there is no more need of God.”

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