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The Da Vinci Code (movie)

231 Ratings: 1.6
A 2006 feature film based on the bestselling 2003 novel of the same name by Dan Brown

Critics and controversy aside,The Da Vinci Codeis a verifiable blockbuster. Combine the film's huge worldwide box-office take with over 100 million copies of Dan Brown's book sold, andThe Da Vinci Codehas clearly made the leap from pop-culture … see full wiki

Director: Ron Howard
8 reviews about The Da Vinci Code (movie)
review by . November 07, 2009
When I first heard of this movie I didn't really know what to expect I thought it would be just another conspiracy thriller a run of the mill action fueled adventure flick, but sadly to say I didn't get that here. What I got was a boring and very drawn out and mundane film that tried it's best but failed to live up to the hype and grandeur of the novel that it spawned from.             The DaVinci Code is not a great movie, it's what you call good rainy day …
review by . December 29, 2008
I liked the book, but The Da Vinci Code movie could have been far better.    First off, I don't know why they cast Tom Hanks. He lacks sex appeal, and yes this sounds shallow, but he just isn't the man for the role.     Secondly, the acting just isn't that great. I feel like the film was hastily put together because the book performed so well in markets. As a result, they probably didn't edit the film as well as they should have, and the actors were probably …
review by . May 11, 2009
Excellent film adaptation of Brown's book that loses none of the suspense and does an excellent job in the two hours it spans. I disagree with a lot of the critics that complain about the faithfulness to the book. All the key points are covered and quite well in the time allotted. Tom Hanks does an excellent job as Robert Landon, who seems to be mysteriously blamed for the murder of a curator in the Paris Louvre art museum. He is relentlessly hunted by the police like the recent Jason Bourne movies …
review by . February 08, 2007
Movies based on best-selling books are a risk in Hollywood as fans of the book often have high expectations and can grill a movie if it does not satisfy them. The makers of the Harry Potter and LOTR movies generally pleased the book fans, whereas the makers of Troy, Dinotopia, and War of the Worlds have not pleased the book fans. This being said, making a movie on a controversial book is an even greater risk, and The Da Vinci Code is probably one of the more controversial books to appear in the …
review by . December 04, 2006
When I read Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code," I thought to myself that this would be excellent on the big screen. All of the religious issues aside (I'm Catholic and not convinced by this work of FICTION!), "Code" read like a big action/mystery yarn with a non-stop chase sequence. Unfortunately, Ron Howard's handling of the book on the big screen isn't what I'd hoped for. The story seems to get lost in the "whodunit?" aspect and leaves most viewers (like my wife) completely lost until the end of …
review by . November 20, 2006
After finally viewing this film last night I thought it was alright. Movies such as this seem to be a great challenge for directors. This story been read by so many and I know the film is almost 2.5 hours long, but this could, and should have been a bit longer or expanded in the correct places. The first 200 pages of Dan Brown's book are adapted into about 20 minutes. All of the anagrams, the Fache (Jean Reno) stuff, investigating the crime scene. ALL of that goes by in an incredibly rushed 20 minutes. …
review by . November 15, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
Puzzles are fun. `The Da Vinci Code' provides this fun with a provocative story line that immediately grabs one's interest. Intrigue is the film's hallmark. To be brief, we start out with the murder of a professor who is a link to a "code" kept secret by Bishop Manuel Aringarosa (A ring around Rosa-!) (Alfred Molina, also "Doctor Oct," `Spiderman II') who is the ecclesial leader of Opus Dei, a secret sect of the Catholic Church. To cover their crimes, they frame American Professor Langdon (Tom Hanks), …
review by . October 18, 2006
The DaVinci Code deserved better reviews than it received from the critics. Ron Howard did a good job of condensing a very long and complex plot into a comprehensible movie of reasonable length. Tom Hanks does an excellent job of portraying the American symbologist who is suspected of murder, and Audrey Tatou is an excellent counterpart to Hanks. I didn't even mind Tom's hair--it seemed appropriate for his character. My husband, who had not read the book, had no problems following the plot, whereas …
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