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      The Rosary Murders

      R Released Aug 28, 1987 1 hr. 44 min. Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 36% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Detroit is plagued by a series of murders of priests and nuns, with each victim found holding a black rosary. The police seem powerless to stop the serial killer and the Church can't protect its denizens, but when the progressive and charismatic Father Robert Koesler (Donald Sutherland) hears a confession from the murderer, he isn't sure what to do. Can he respect the Seal of Confession even if it means putting more lives, perhaps even his own, in jeopardy? Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 02 Buy Now

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      steve d Too slow to be more than passable. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Well my reason for liking this movie is probably bias for a couple of reason's; however that is why I only gave the film 4 1/2 stars. I claim bias simply because 1.)I am a Detroit native 2.)I went to and graduated from Holy Redeemer High School; so you probably get the gist as to why I am obsessed with this film. The author of the book this is based on was my pastor! This movie could have gotten better attention production wise, but the plot and the sincere acting of Donald Sutherland helps tremendously. Personally I like how the motive or order that the killer carries out the killing's with goes off of the 10 Commandment's is pretty neat, I mean seriously what are the odd's that a bunch of religious people have names that are pretty close or darn near similar to the 10 Commandment's!? If you enjoy Murder/Mystery type movies you should definitely give this forgotten gem a viewing. Bonus points if you watch it during Lent/Holy Week. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review a.l.jude p Terribly underrated, at the plight of religious arguments are disputed. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member One of my favorite theological thrillers of all time. I'm not sure why people mistake this for some sort of horror film. It is a murder mystery thriller. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member A very heavy stuff. If you're looking for a piece of fun don't pick this one. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member I was expecting a good thriller but Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A slow-going thriller. Rated: C+ Sep 24, 2015 Full Review Chuck O'Leary Fantastica Daily Rated: 3/5 Sep 1, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 22, 2005 Full Review Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice Explores the dark connection between guilt, sex, and Catholicism. Rated: 3/5 Aug 27, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Detroit is plagued by a series of murders of priests and nuns, with each victim found holding a black rosary. The police seem powerless to stop the serial killer and the Church can't protect its denizens, but when the progressive and charismatic Father Robert Koesler (Donald Sutherland) hears a confession from the murderer, he isn't sure what to do. Can he respect the Seal of Confession even if it means putting more lives, perhaps even his own, in jeopardy?
      Director
      Fred Walton
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 28, 1987, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 7, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $1.7M
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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