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The Da Vinci Code Reviews

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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
Fernando F. Croce
August 30, 2009
Too meekly middlebrow to really affront
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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
May 14, 2009
What seems credible on page is ludicrous in action.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Brandon Fibbs
February 28, 2008
So intent on being faithful, The DaVinci Code forgets to be entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Rob Gonsalves
July 29, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kam Williams
May 20, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
November 11, 2006
They make fun of you for watching their movies, and still they get paid!
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
September 22, 2006
If you want an entertaining yarn about the Knights Templar, historical secrets, and cryptic codes hidden in famous documents and artifacts, go rent National Treasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
July 25, 2006
If you want a taut adventure story, read the book. If you want a simiplistic tale with average performances and irritating alterations to the source material, watch the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Dequina
July 17, 2006
It would have taken a more imaginative approach and vision not within the reach of Howard and Goldsman to make the material come alive as a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
June 22, 2006
Even as a visual aid, The Da Vinci Code is a deep-dyed disappointment. Paris by night never looked murkier.
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
Collin Souter
June 11, 2006
Some protesters believe that if you see this film, you'll go to Hell. They got it backwards. I think if you go to Hell, you'll probably see this film while you're there.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
June 7, 2006
Over the course of two and one-half hours, the film unfolds in a series of dull and unengaging episodes.
| Original Score: C-
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