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  • Summary: Based on Dan Brown's popular and controversial novel, The Da Vinci Code begins with a spectacular murder in the Louvre Museum. All clues point to a covert religious organization that will stop at nothing to protect a secret that threatens to overturn 2,000 years of accepted dogma. (Sony)
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 40
  2. Negative: 7 out of 40
  1. 100
    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 controversial bestseller.
  2. 67
    If you take this stuff seriously, one way or another, you're sure to be duped. You've got to hand it to Mr. Brown: So dark the con of man, indeed.
  3. The surprise, and disappointment, of The Da Vinci Code is how slipshod and hokey the religious detective story now seems.
  4. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    Howard and Goldsman have efficiently touched all the bases. But they haven't found a way to replicate the book's page-turning urgency.
  5. 50
    Lacks suspense, momentum and visual panache.
  6. Da Vinci never rises to the level of a guilty pleasure. Too much guilt. Not enough pleasure.
  7. 0
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 58 out of 223
  1. kitty
    Jul 6, 2008
    I absolutely loved this movie! I was completely entertained, and I have never read the book so I had no idea how it was going to end, which was a nice change since I normally have movies all figured out by the halfway point. Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    May 20, 2006
    I did not read the book. I thought it was a very well done screenplay. The plot was interesting and had a good amount of twists. It's based on enough fact to make it believable fiction. It is fiction nonetheless. Expand
  3. MikeJ.
    May 19, 2006
    Much better than the book! But that's not saying much. I rate it high because I think it is a very tough book to make into a good movie, especially a big summer movie, and I think they pulled it off. Entertaining and interesting. Expand
  4. WaqasK.
    May 21, 2006
    Great representation of all the pieces of puzzles that are associated with each other. The topic is little controversial but overall the movie was a blast. Ron Howard kept the thrill from start to the end. The movie is kind of long but you dont notice while watching it. I can see this movie another couple of times without any breaking a sweat. Expand
  5. BillyS.
    Jun 8, 2006
    "Sir...Sir... Wake up Sir, the movies over Sir. It's time to go home . Wake up now."
  6. Nov 26, 2012
    Boring. I'm required to write a much long review just to qualify as a metacritic review. But for this laborious snoozefest, one word would really suffice: boring. Tom Hanks: boring. Gandalf: boring. French people: boring. See something else. Expand
  7. MarioD.
    May 19, 2006
    The film and its actors must be inmediatly considered as front runners for the Raspberry awards... they are the sure winners.

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