The Da Vinci Code Reviews
Movie is definitely dull and I have to agree with the critics.
The antagonist monk and good/bad french cop Reno was unnecessary for someone who did not read the book. This is perhaps one of those movies where the book is better. BUT, I have to judge this as a movie, separate product.
There are definite problems with bad acting, confusing script and plot holes. A character says one thing she has no interest of and is engaged in a discussion in that same thing in the next scene like she is an expert. If you notice things like these, it blurs the line between what is a movie script and what is "something that might be a real scenario".
I do like the supporting cast, for sure. Very good actors here.
Overall...I would not recommend the movie if you are already familiar with the book, just wanted to re-visit this movie today.
It's certainly bloated and the story is a tad ridiculous, but nevertheless 'The Da Vinci Code' has its moments, and is greatly helped by good performances all round and a narrative that, no matter how absurd and overstretched, retained my interest throughout.