The Da Vinci Code
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Dan Brown's controversial best-selling novel about a powerful secret that's been kept under wraps for thousands of years comes to the screen in this suspense thriller from director Ron Howard. The stately silence of Paris' Louvre museum is broken when one of the gallery's leading curators is found dead on the grounds, with strange symbols carved into his body and left around the spot where he died. Hoping to learn the significance of the symbols, police bring in Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou), a gifted cryptographer who is also the victim's granddaughter. Needing help, Sophie… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Completing the trail of cryptic clues simply becomes an end in and of itself -- think Sudoku: The Movie -- with little in the way of whimsy, star chemistry or excitement to enliven the dour plod."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"If only it were allowed to be merely a cheesy romp, an Indy Jones movie with more sophisticated stereotypes and far less humor. But apparently this is no mere pop novel-turned-high-hat megaplex product."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"The exposition is actually the best and most valuable part of the film"
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
"So intent on being faithful, The DaVinci Code forgets to be entertaining."
‑ Brandon Fibbs,
"A great film to look at and Salvatore Totino's cinematography is pitch-perfect."
‑ Jamie Gillies, Apollo Guide
"Even as a visual aid, The Da Vinci Code is a deep-dyed disappointment. Paris by night never looked murkier."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"What's wrong with The Da Vinci Code can be summed up in one word: everything!"
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Too meekly middlebrow to really affront"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Any movie with a skulking albino assassin begs for campy, self-aware treatment, but Howard and scripter Akiva Goldsman serve it all up straight-faced."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"A mystery thriller that entertains."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"... a first-rate thriller ..."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"I won't go so far as to recommend it, and I can't imagine ever wanting to see it again."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"What seems credible on page is ludicrous in action."
‑ Amy Nicholson, I.E. Weekly
"Who knows whether Dan Brown was motivated by a distaste for Catholicism or merely by money? Regardless, it seems dishonest for him to foist his debunked heresies on the gullible, unsuspecting public as if they're the God's honest truth."
‑ Kam Williams,
"Whatever your beliefs, "The Da Vinci Code" is a film to be seen and, more importantly, discussed."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
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