The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

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The Da Vinci Code

Art, semiotics and religious sects – the stuff movies are made of. Not really, but it's good for publicity. Love him or hate him, that big hearted, some may say sappy, Ronny H is bringing Dan Brown’s blockbuster to the big screen, re-teaming with screenwriter Akiva Goldsman - who've collectively brought you 'Cinderella Man' and 'A Beautiful Mind'.

A murder takes place in the Louvre under cryptic circumstances bringing together Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon (Hanks) and French cryptologist Sophie Neveu (Tautou). The clue deciphering duo, attempt to unlock the secrets of two thousand years hidden within the artwork of Leonardo da Vinci that may or may not lead to the Holy Grail.

2006Rating: M, contains medium level violence153 minsUSA
DramaMysteryThriller
Director:
Ron Howard (Cinderella Man, A Beautiful Mind, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Apollo 13, Ransom)
Writer:
Akiva ldsman
Cast:
Tom HanksAudrey TautouIan McKellenAlfred MolinaJ?rgen ProchnowPaul BettanyJean Reno
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Review

Loved it but haven't read the book... YET

5.0
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The book was better!

I gotta say this was one of those stories that just looses it when put into film.

3.0
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Review

Undecided....
Not a great movie. Not a bad movie.
It's more of a fairytale than anything...

3.0
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My review

Dont know why this movie/story seems to provoke so much controversy. Not often I leave a movie saying wish I hadnt bothered.
The story line seems to be out of the tomb raiders mold, the acting generally unconvincing and the twist (if you could call it that) mild at best.
Nothing in it worthy of provoking a religious debate even, so why all the...

3.0
0

Review

It's a story - not rocket science...enjoy it for what it is people!!

4.0
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Review

Great movie.
Great story.
But that's all it is. A story. A very well written story.

Everyone's getting all up in arms about a FICTIONAL story. It's not blasphemous. It's not factual. It's a FICTIONAL story.

And a very good one.

(PS. I am speaking from a Christian perspective)

4.0
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Review

By no means is this movie an isult to the christian religion and I dont think Dan Brown or Hollywood for that matter are inflammotory. The movie, and the book although very convincing, are only works of fiction. They are interesting and attention grabbing but dont however mean to "insult" anyone. All its teaching us is question the roots of religion - if...

2.0
0

Review

I don't appreciate deliberate attempts to insult other people or their religion. Why is Dan Brown & Hollywood so inflammatory? Why do they set out to be controversial and sell books/movies at the cost of insulting a group of society.

Blasphemous.

1.0
0

Review

This film is insulting to our intelligence. It supposes lies as it's premise and makes out like it's true - which is dangerous. I just can't see how people find it interesting or fun to mock Christians belief in this way.

1.0
0

Review

Not bad and not amazing either.

I read the book after they had announced they were making a film with Tom Hanks playing the lead so while reading I was imaging good ol' Tom as Robert Langdon. Perhaps that's why I was not disappointed with the film.

Some of the plot twists don't feel as "OMG!" as they did in the book but perhaps that's...

3.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

It's a dour, slightly murky vision: it feels, in a disconcerting way, as if director Ron Howard was trying to convey a mood of mild depression...

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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For a film about a search for the Holy Grail it's remarkable only for how tediously bloodless it all is. Oh well, there's always the Monty Python version...

2.0
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New York Post

New York Post

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Ron Howard's splendid The Da Vinci Code is the Holy Grail of summer blockbusters: a crackling, fast-moving thriller that's every bit as brainy and irresistible as Dan Brown's bestseller...

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Da Vinci never rises to the level of a guilty pleasure. Too much guilt. Not enough pleasure...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

One of the most talk driven summer flicks in living memory, an out of sorts Howard transforms what should be a fun treasure trail romp into something inert and borderline dreary...

2.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

It's a dour, slightly murky vision: it feels, in a disconcerting way, as if director Ron Howard was trying to convey a mood of mild depression...

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

For a film about a search for the Holy Grail it's remarkable only for how tediously bloodless it all is. Oh well, there's always the Monty Python version...

2.0
0
New York Post

New York Post

press

Ron Howard's splendid The Da Vinci Code is the Holy Grail of summer blockbusters: a crackling, fast-moving thriller that's every bit as brainy and irresistible as Dan Brown's bestseller...

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Da Vinci never rises to the level of a guilty pleasure. Too much guilt. Not enough pleasure...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

One of the most talk driven summer flicks in living memory, an out of sorts Howard transforms what should be a fun treasure trail romp into something inert and borderline dreary...

2.0
0

Review

Loved it but haven't read the book... YET

5.0
0

The book was better!

I gotta say this was one of those stories that just looses it when put into film.

3.0
0

Review

Undecided....
Not a great movie. Not a bad movie.
It's more of a fairytale than anything...

3.0
0

My review

Dont know why this movie/story seems to provoke so much controversy. Not often I leave a movie saying wish I hadnt bothered.
The story line seems to be out of the tomb raiders mold, the acting generally unconvincing and the twist (if you could call it that) mild at best.
Nothing in it worthy of provoking a religious debate even, so why all the...

3.0
0

Review

It's a story - not rocket science...enjoy it for what it is people!!

4.0
0

Review

Great movie.
Great story.
But that's all it is. A story. A very well written story.

Everyone's getting all up in arms about a FICTIONAL story. It's not blasphemous. It's not factual. It's a FICTIONAL story.

And a very good one.

(PS. I am speaking from a Christian perspective)

4.0
0

Review

By no means is this movie an isult to the christian religion and I dont think Dan Brown or Hollywood for that matter are inflammotory. The movie, and the book although very convincing, are only works of fiction. They are interesting and attention grabbing but dont however mean to "insult" anyone. All its teaching us is question the roots of religion - if...

2.0
0

Review

I don't appreciate deliberate attempts to insult other people or their religion. Why is Dan Brown & Hollywood so inflammatory? Why do they set out to be controversial and sell books/movies at the cost of insulting a group of society.

Blasphemous.

1.0
0

Review

This film is insulting to our intelligence. It supposes lies as it's premise and makes out like it's true - which is dangerous. I just can't see how people find it interesting or fun to mock Christians belief in this way.

1.0
0

Review

Not bad and not amazing either.

I read the book after they had announced they were making a film with Tom Hanks playing the lead so while reading I was imaging good ol' Tom as Robert Langdon. Perhaps that's why I was not disappointed with the film.

Some of the plot twists don't feel as "OMG!" as they did in the book but perhaps...

3.0
0