The Da Vinci Code
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Dan Brown's international bestseller comes alive in the film The Da Vinci Code, directed by Ron Howard with a screenplay by Akiva Goldsman. Join symbologist Robert Langdon (Academy Award winner Tom Hanks, 1993 Best Actor, Philadelphia, and 1994 Best Actor, Forrest Gump) and cryptologist Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou) in their heart-racing quest to solve a bizarre murder mystery that will take them from France to England - and behind the veil of a mysterious ancient society, where they discover a secret protected since the time of Christ. With first-rate performances by Sir Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina and Jean Reno, critics are calling The Da Vinci Code "involving"* and "intriguing,"* "a first rate thriller."**
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 220
- Fresh: 55
- Rotten: 165
- Average Rating: 4.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: If only it were allowed to be merely a cheesy romp, an Indy Jones movie with more sophisticated stereotypes and far less humor. But apparently this is no mere pop novel-turned-high-hat megaplex product.
Rotten: The Catholic Church has nothing to fear from this film. It is not just tripe. It is self-evident, spirit-lowering tripe that could not conceivably cause a single member of the flock to turn aside from the faith.
Rotten: I won't go so far as to recommend it, and I can't imagine ever wanting to see it again.
Rotten: What's wrong with The Da Vinci Code can be summed up in one word: everything!
Better know French
I dont remember this when I saw this movie originally in the theaters here in the US, but all the scenes in France that didnt involve Tom Hanks were all in French. You miss half the movie because you dont have a clue what the actors are saying unless you understand the language.If you didnt read the book you would be totally lost. It would have been nice to know this before I paid $18 for the HD version of the movie.
Really falls on its face
You cannot verify DNA with only one parent.
Also, if you think the book gives you an edge, nope... The book has French with no follow up explaining what was said.
Better know Italian actually….
Where are the darn subtitles iTunes??
When I watched this in the cinema, it had subtitles.. I love that the movie stays true to the book and thus appreciate the Italian and French dialogue, but without subtitles a lot of the important details surrounding Opus Dei and the intrigue within the first 15 minutes is missing.
As a movie review: great, solid movie quite faithful to the book and its key premises. Gorgeous cinematography of beautiful Paris and its art, architecture and historical sites.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2006
- © 2006 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.