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The Da Vinci Code

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The Da Vinci Code

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
Wide Release Date:
05/19/06
performer:
Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Paul Bettany, Ian McKellen
director:
Ron Howard
distributor:
Sony Pictures Releasing
author:
1562
genre:
Drama, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C+

Dan Brown’s theological scavenger-hunt mystery novel does for Christianity what JFK did for the Kennedy assassination, but Ron Howard’s dutiful, dogged adaptation fails to capture the excitement of the quest. Howard plays up the thriller mechanics, but the disappointment is how hokey and slipshod the religious detective story now seems. As Robert Langdon, Tom Hanks looks glum and a little lost.

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