The Rosary Murders

1987

Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

The Rosary Murders (1987) download yts

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Donald Sutherland as Father Robert Koesler
Mark Margolis as Father Max
Charles Durning as Father Ted Nabors
Lupe Ontiveros as Sophie
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794.47 MB
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23.976 fps
1hr 45 min
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1hr 45 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by lost-in-limbo 6 / 10

Confessional time.

As slow-burns go, Fred Walton's mysterious catholic-bounded thriller takes the cake with its minimal and sombre treatment. It's one of those progressive and morally hounded plots (from William X. Kienzle's novel), which is a puzzle to decipher, as you find yourself also personally getting involved with the brooding investigation with realistic characters. Some of the scheming is a bit hard to swallow, but for most part it's smartly penned (by Elmore Leonard and Fred Walton) and the low-key approach seems to make you concentrate on the lyrical waxing (especially on those commitments to the priesthood and the self-doubting). However the pacing seemed to plod a bit too much, where some monotonous patches seemed to lose focus. Two stalwart figure heads; an impressive Donald Sutherland and equally so Charles Durning are engagingly strong. Sutherland has a sincere presence about him, that even if he looks half-asleep. He's still watchable. Josef Sommer and Belinda Bauer offer able support. Walton's direction is slickly presented, but feels shapeless and dry. At least he did construct a subtle, startlingly dreary atmosphere and the music score etches out a placidly haunting vibe. The violence happened mostly off-screen, but managed to leave a chilling mark and the Detroit setting complements the weary imprint. A sleepy and glum, but well-acted and rather moving thriller.

Reviewed by gridoon 4 / 10

Disappointing thriller.

Donald Sutherland is good, but he can't make this film worth seeing all by himself. The director doesn't seem to have the temperament that's needed for a successful thriller, the plot moves slowly and monotonously, and the whole thing just plods on to an ending that fails to explain the killer's motivation satisfyingly. (*1/2)

Reviewed by ozthegreatat42330 6 / 10

BAd script and slow paced but still very watchable

This film is not as bad as some of the comments might have painted it. Nevertheless, it does suffer from a dull script in places. Someone is going around murdering priests and nuns, as it later turns out using the coincidence of their names matching the ten commandments (sometimes with a bit of a stretch. Donald Sutherland is a priest faced with a dilemma, as he watches these people die. The murderer has confessed to him, and after a bit of amateur sleuthing he knows who it is. But he is bound by the churches vow of sanctity of the confessional not to break the seal of confession. he is even cautioned by his fellow priests that me may not do so even to save lives. This is not Sutherland's best role because he is not given enough material to work with. Charles Durning on the other hand is right on as the hard nosed conservative priest who lives by the book with no room for compassion. He is abrupt and even down right tactless when dealing with his parishioners. Joseph Somer gives a fine performance as the police detective who knows that Father Koesler (Sutherland) knows something but also realizes he cannot compel him to share the knowledge. The clue in the case is a black rosary left in the hand of each of the victims. Father Koesler wonders if he will be next.

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