On Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon launch Synaptic Package Manager and make sure that the following software packages are installed. If one is missing add it:
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$ dpkg --list p7zip*
ii p7zip 9.20.1~dfsg.1-4 i386 7z file archiver with high compression ratio
ii p7zip-full 9.20.1~dfsg.1-4 i386 7z and 7za file archivers with high compression ratio
ii p7zip-rar 9.20.1~ds.1-3 i386 non-free rar module for p7zip
Note: if you are using the 64-bit edition of Mint 17 the column which reads "i386" will read "amd64" instead.
Once all 3 packages (including any suggested dependencies) have been installed, the archive manager (file-roller) should be able to open the RAR file in question. - The problem is that neither Ubuntu, nor Linux Mint install p7zip-full and p7zip-rar by default. Both have to be added by the user.