The Da Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code (2006)

The murder of a curator at the Louvre reveals a sinister plot to uncover a secret that has been protected since the days of Christ. Only the victim's granddaughter and Robert Langdon, a famed symbologist, can untangle the clues he left… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 19, 2006
DVD Release Date: November 14, 2006
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: What makes Dan Brown's novel a best seller is evidently not present in this dull and bloated movie adaptation of The Da Vinci Code.

Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

What seems credible on page is ludicrous in action.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... a first-rate thriller ...

Victoria Segal
New Statesman

By the end, the film degenerates into wishy-washy relativism of the school that says "the only thing that matters is what you believe", a real cop-out after the hectic Grail quest preceding it.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

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.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

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.

Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

The exposition is actually the best and most valuable part of the film

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Even as a visual aid, The Da Vinci Code is a deep-dyed disappointment. Paris by night never looked murkier.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

What's wrong with The Da Vinci Code can be summed up in one word: everything!

Fernando F. Croce

Too meekly middlebrow to really affront

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Only took me 3 years to finally get around to seeing this movie. In the end i was entertained and loved the intrigue, the fact that the church got all upset… More
Candy Rose
The curator has been murdered at the Louvre in Paris. Robert (Tom Hanks) goes on an all night hunt for the truth. I loved Dan Brown's book. Slightly… More
KJ Proulx
When it comes to mysteries, it really does boil down to how interesting your film is. While The DaVinci Code is the definition of a film that you either choose… More
Christian C
I don't think it lived up to the hype. Tom Hanks is an excellent actor, but this is not his best performance. His character just doesn't have the… More
Daniel Mumby
Film adaptations of bestselling books are very often rushed, sub-par affairs. When a book becomes a bestseller, being widely advertised and talked about… More
Chris Weber
This is a servicable enough adaptation, but like many others, the book is of course far better. Robert Langdon is a symbology professor who gets called into a… More