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The Da Vinci Code Reviews

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Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
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
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
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
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
Top Critic
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
Richmond.com
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
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