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The Da Vinci Code Reviews

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Heather Huntington
February 9, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
December 15, 2009
The exposition is actually the best and most valuable part of the film
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide
April 19, 2007
A great film to look at and Salvatore Totino's cinematography is pitch-perfect.
Full Review | Original Score: 78/100
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
A mystery thriller that entertains.
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 13, 2006
Whatever your beliefs, "The Da Vinci Code" is a film to be seen and, more importantly, discussed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
August 14, 2006
Does what a good film adaptation should do: Illustrate the best parts of its source material and still manage to make a highly enjoyable film for the uninitiated.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Michael Clawson
West Valley View
July 27, 2006
The movie version is so faithful to Dan Brown's hit book it should come with a dust jacket ...
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
June 13, 2006
It still had the necessary element of Encyclopedia Brown cerebellus-ex-machina, but it was visually interesting and didn't slow down the action with book-digging%u2026they made the film well, they just took the path of least resistance, and for that I can
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle
June 3, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
June 1, 2006
For once we have a thriller that is 90% idea and 10% action rather than the other way around.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
Moira Sullivan
Movie Magazine International
May 27, 2006
Clipped at the wings in Howard's adaptation is a rich pagaent of esoteric knowledge and French history. Beneath every calling card is a better, truer story... the information is out there in the public domain for modern tropes, however twisted.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 27, 2006
So Dan Brown isn't Umberto Eco, and The Da Vinci Code can't hold a rosebud to Citizen Kane. Howard still plays by the book closely enough to entertain fans and the uninitiated alike.
| Original Score: 3/4
Julian Roman
May 27, 2006
The Da Vinci Code succeeds as a popcorn film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
May 25, 2006
... it is fun to imagine that there is a thread of truth to The Da Vinci Code's speculation about a conspiracy to conceal the true role of women in Christianity ...
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 24, 2006
... a first-rate thriller ...
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
May 24, 2006
On its own cinematic terms, it's a moderately entertaining ride, sort of like the Nicolas Cage hit National Treasure only done with more style and a more respectable cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 24, 2006
I never found it dull. It's often preposterous -- yes, a fast-driving psychotic albino monk would be my first choice for an inconspicuous assassin -- but rarely boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mike Ward
May 23, 2006
Hanks' Harvard symbologist alter ego is about as bland as a bowl of cold oatmeal, but it's not his fault %u2013 he's given less dialogue to work with than a Cirque de Soleil mime.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
May 23, 2006
The Da Vinci Code is baloney, but as a film, I have to admit that it's entertaining baloney.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
May 21, 2006
On balance, I was far less involved with the movie than I was with its source, but appreciate the effort to decode the book much more than I'm inclined to deride it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
March 3, 2012
Jeffrey Gantz
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Top Critic
Bob Mondello
October 18, 2008
Philip French
Observer [UK]
January 20, 2007
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
June 3, 2006
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 20, 2006

Baltimore Sun
May 20, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
May 20, 2006
Peter Bradshaw
May 20, 2006
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