The Da Vinci Code Synopsis
A murder and clues in paintings lead to the discovery of a closely guarded religious mystery.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
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...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The movie is so nervous about offending anyone that it's hardly any fun. Hanks delivers a few solemn speeches meant to deflect criticism....
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The surprise, and disappointment, of The Da Vinci Code is how slipshod and hokey the religious detective story now seems.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
An acceptable but uninspired simulacrum: an overly faithful multiplex translation of a very, very popular airport novel.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
McKellen, Hanks and Tautou - and Alfred Molina, as a bishop with an agenda - are no slouches when it comes to emoting, but screenwriter...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Ron Howard has taken an intriguing page-turner of a story and re-shaped it into a bloated wannabe epic.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
There are reversals of expectation, miraculous escapes from certain doom -- all the things that make thrillers thrilling. But The Da Vinci...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Da Vinci never rises to the level of a guilty pleasure. Too much guilt. Not enough pleasure.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
There's no code to decipher. Da Vinci is a dud -- a dreary, droning, dull-witted adaptation of Dan Brown's religioso detective story.
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20

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Even as a visual aid, though, The Da Vinci Code is a deep-dyed disappointment. Paris by night never looked murkier.
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Five Word Review

By redyeah
Fun, mysterious, action with Hanks...

READ THE BOOK AND SKIP THE MOVIE.

By MOVIES REVIEWER
I read the book by Dan Brown and it was a page-turner. However, Hollywood has managed to frak-it-up by making a wayyyyyy diluted and severely edited version of it - and changed some of the book's...

The Da Vinci Code review

By Therumrunner5
Cable...

too bad

By glxy2
i expected more before walking into theater 7 i came out saying that that movie was terrible...

TOM HANKS!!!

By xanderp15
What else is there to be said...Tom Hanks, mystery, and suspense!!!...

Okay

By saphira15249
This movie was good. It was better than the book. Angels and Demons (prologe to Davinci) was better than both the movie and the book of Davinci code....

just as good as the book was

By whit_marla18
Loved the book and the movie they are both a great story and a thriller...

The DaVinci Code

By 775
Amazing....

By Harold and Kumar 15
What is this even about. Tom Hanks was dissapointing. Saw it at theatres with Justin...

Read the Book

By MongrolMan
I would give it a "no" but I love the book and the story so much that I upped it a little. The movie moves way to quick and it skips storyline that the book will fill in on. Read the book....

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Rated PG-13 | For disturbing images, violence, some nudity, thematic material, brief drug references, sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Slow-moving, talky translation of popular novel.
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