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The Da Vinci Code Reviews

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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
David Poland
Movie City News
June 1, 2006
The movie was, simply, a disaster. I didn't care about the characters. I swerved between being overwhelmed by the endless expositional dialogue and shocked by how obvious certain story choices were.
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
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
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
May 31, 2006
Like a revved-up show and tell: call it show and tell and tell again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
May 30, 2006
The book kept you breathless; the movie makes you restless.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
May 30, 2006
Feels far more like TV fodder than something worthy of the big screen. The plot is intriguing and the acting pretty good, but the final finish is lackluster.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
MovieWeb
May 27, 2006
The Da Vinci Code succeeds as a popcorn film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
May 26, 2006
Heaven help me, I can't resist spilling the beans of Brown's hysterical heretical history: It was Professor Plum in the Vatican Library with a lead chalice.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
May 26, 2006
SuDoku: The Movie.
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Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
May 26, 2006
Director Ron Howard and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman have remained profoundly faithful to the text, though it's harder for them to recapture the summer-beach feel of the book.
| Original Score: C+
Jim Judy
Screen It!
May 25, 2006
McKellen's character tells them 'you two are anything but dull.' Alas, the same can't be said about the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
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
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
May 25, 2006
You'd think director Ron Howard would remember that film is supposed to be a visual medium, but the inert Code has less dynamic content than a Sunday-school filmstrip.
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
May 25, 2006
...only occasionally reaches the level of uninspired competence and almost never soars above.
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
May 24, 2006
Un thriller menor que probablemente aburrirá a quienes hayan leído la novela y aturdirá con su confusa trama a quienes no sepan nada de la historia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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
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