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The Da Vinci Code Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
May 18, 2006
Every time Langdon starts to educate Sophie, the urge to tune out is overwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 19, 2006
Ron Howard doesn't so much solve The Da Vinci Code as preserve it under glass. It's a bloodless best-seller adaptation, competent but uninspiring, rather like the vast bulk of Howard's long filmography.
| Original Score: 2/5
May 17, 2006
Retarded, ridiculous and crushingly dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 19, 2006
The Da Vinci Code is exactly the sort of pot-boiling movie the readable but preposterous (and poorly written ) novel deserves.
| Original Score: 77/100
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James Berardinelli
May 19, 2006
One could classify The Da Vinci Code as diverting, but it has sidestepped greatness by a wide margin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
May 19, 2006
In a marketplace rife with guides for idiots, dummies and the rest of us, this movie stands as the novel's priciest CliffsNotes.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
May 18, 2006
How can a film contain so many clues yet remain utterly clueless?
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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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.
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-
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+
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
May 18, 2006
Monotonous, colorless and entirely too serious, the film self-flagellates all the fun out of Dan Brown's story.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Fernando F. Croce
August 30, 2009
Too meekly middlebrow to really affront
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
May 19, 2006
Absent is the pure guilty joy of sequential puzzle-solving; instead of participating in the hunt, we're shoved off to the side as a couple of crashing boors do it for us.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
May 17, 2006
A jumble of historical myth, religious symbology and international thriller-action makes for an unwieldy, bloated melodrama.
Edward Douglas
May 18, 2006
Way too long and duller than watching Da Vinci's paint dry...takes away the book's little credibility and makes the flaws more obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
May 18, 2006
Ron Howard's adaptation of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code is a marriage made in mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
May 17, 2006
A polished affair with moments of interest, but simply far too long, too talky and just not interesting or clever enough to engage let alone entertain.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
Eric D. Snider
May 19, 2006
Where it really goes wrong is in taking itself so darned seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
May 19, 2006
I'll say it: It is anti-Jesus and anti-Catholic. Unintentionally though, it is a recruiting film for Opus Dei. Where do I sign up?
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