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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
    50
    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: 59 out of 224
  1. kitty
    Jul 6, 2008
    10
    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 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. JaredD.
    May 19, 2006
    10
    Best movie of the year. The critics were wrong. If there was never a book before this movie, people would be applauding the film. This beats Best movie of the year. The critics were wrong. If there was never a book before this movie, people would be applauding the film. This beats out anything put out by the film industry lately. Very entertaining. Everyone at the premiere I went to loved it. Expand
  3. EzequielB.
    May 18, 2006
    9
    Great movie like a religious X-Files, full of conspirations and secrets to solve. Best actor: Sir Ian Mackelen.
  4. Andy
    May 20, 2006
    7
    Alfred N B: It is a movie for entertainment purposes. Quit bringing in your religious pontification to the discussion. It is not a Alfred N B: It is a movie for entertainment purposes. Quit bringing in your religious pontification to the discussion. It is not a documentary, doesn't say it is fact. It isn't a great MOVIE by any means, the pacing is bad, the acting a bit wooden. But don't decry it for going against your religious beliefs. And don't get me started on your complaint that they Catholic church, Jesus, et al are portrayed "with so little factual truth." If you have factual truth about all of this, and I'm not talking about the Bible, please, let's all see it. Expand
  5. mOJ.
    May 22, 2006
    5
    I thought the movie did not emphasize the main points in the book. I know I shouldn't compare it to the book but I was just so I thought the movie did not emphasize the main points in the book. I know I shouldn't compare it to the book but I was just so disappointed. Tom Hanks was not a good Robert Langdon. Expand
  6. DanR.
    Jun 1, 2006
    3
    Not nearly as endlessly boring as Sideways, but that's not saying much. Da Vinci Code is supposed to be a thriller, and it completely Not nearly as endlessly boring as Sideways, but that's not saying much. Da Vinci Code is supposed to be a thriller, and it completely misses on that note. Tom Hanks was handed a two dimensional boring character who hardly ever speaks, so he's not given an opportunity to save this flick. The only true ray of light was Ian McKlellen... Expand
  7. MarioD.
    May 19, 2006
    0
    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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