The Da Vinci Code 2006 PG-13 CC

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A symbologist is caught in a 2000-year-old web of secrecy and uncovers the truth about The Holy Grail -- a truth that could shatter the very foundations of Western Civilization.

Starring:
Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou
Runtime:
2 hours 55 minutes

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The Da Vinci Code

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Mystery
Director Ron Howard
Starring Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou
Supporting actors Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Paul Bettany, Alfred Molina, Jürgen Prochnow, Jean-Yves Berteloot, Etienne Chicot, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Marie-Françoise Audollent, Rita Davies, Francesco Carnelutti, Seth Gabel, Shane Zaza, Andy Clark, Fausto Maria Sciarappa, Joe Grossi, Denis Podalydès, Harry Taylor
Studio Columbia Pictures
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Would watch this movie again -- it is very well done and the casting is great.
Marty
Because of the limitations that come from adapting a book where every detail is important, character development and subplots are not fully explored.
J. L. Reimer
If you think that this movie/book is as close to the truth as you can get, you must not get out much or haven't read any other book in your life.
Cynic Critic

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262 of 319 people found the following review helpful By Snowbrocade VINE VOICE on May 19, 2006
The Da Vinci Code is a movie that has been the object of critics' scorn since Cannes. Therefore when I went in my expectations were quite low. I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed this intellectual treasure hunt. Action sequences boldly intertwine with quieter scenes where codes and symbols are being deciphered to lead to the next clue. At times we get the back story of what has happened to a persecuted religious sect through out the ages. The flashbacks to ancient Rome are brief but beautiful. In addition there are some gorgeous locations for filming, among them the Louvre and Rosslyn.

Hanks and Tautou perform like the pros that they are--it is interesting that two actors known for their whimsical charms were cast in such serious roles. Generally actors starring in thrillers will be those known for their laconic delivery and quietly passionate intensity. However, Tom Hanks was playing a professor of symbology and as such he did a fine job.

The supporting cast reads like a list of international superstars: Alfred Molina, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno and Jurgen Prochnow--all were superb.

One of things I liked about this film is how it gave the audience the opportunity to view the world from the perspective of someone who is used to looking at symbols and their meanings, in particular of things that most of us don't even notice most of the time. It was an unusual and fascinating angle on perception.

This a movie that tries to pack some very deep concepts into the thriller/treasure hunt genre. Overall I think it succeeds rather well.
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37 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 12, 2006
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Prepare to be entertained. Having read the novel first, and also armed with the blasting reviews the film received, I kept my expectations low as I prepared to see this movie. However this is a very fine film. I found it respectful and tasteful in presentation of those sensitive issues which seem to be so threatening to so many. Besides it's just plain beautiful to look at. The scenery and cinematography is not to be missed, and keep your eyes moving about the backgrounds and details as you watch.

Of course, few films can capture better the scope and mental details we add as we read an intelligently written book, but one would really be missing out to avoid seeing this one. I don't believe the filmmakers were seriously looking to convert anyone, merely create enjoyable and thought-provoking entertainment. I'd personally rather have something to think about during and after a film other than not, which is so often the case today.

There are also some nice goodies packaged in this DVD set, and I'm looking forward to receiving my copy. If you have any interest in history whatsoever, or in mindbenders, you should enjoy this. Without the background interest? It is, after all, an action adventure movie filmed in incredible places! See it!
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By B. Mc Donald on August 31, 2006
The Da Vinci Code, directed by Ron Howard, is an excellent adaptation of Brown's novel that leaves you with an odd mixture of quizzicality, wonder and contentment by the time the movie is over.

All the actors put in an excellent performance, but Audrey Tautou, the actress who plays Sophie Neveu, is exactly how I imagined her when I was reading the book and practically steals the show with the interpretation of her character.

As those who have read the book know, the plot goes into very controversial subject-matter, and that atmosphere of intrigue, mystery, religious zeal and hermeticism that keeps you in its grip from the first page to the last is expertly conveyed in the film. Lavish production, beautiful sets and locations (the Louvre!) and an ending that pretty much left me in a daze (I enjoyed the ending more watching the movie than when I read the book) make for a truly magical movie-going experience.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Scott T. Rivers VINE VOICE on May 29, 2006
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It's readily agreed that director Ron Howard's uneven adaptation of the Dan Brown best-seller will not win any major awards. When considering the expository nature of the source material, it's amazing that "The Da Vinci Code" came off as well as it did. Though overlong and rather talky in spots, Howard has crafted a diverting mystery-thriller that benefits immeasurably from Sir Ian McKellan's bravura performance. Audrey Tautou is the ideal Sophie, but Tom Hanks cannot overcome his miscasting as Professor Robert Langdon. Still, it's a brave attempt.
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104 of 135 people found the following review helpful By milss on June 4, 2006
The radical and controversial reaction caused by the movie The Da Vinci Code was to be expected since the moment director Ron Howard decided to make it, for in the last couple of years few books have generated such an extreme polemic reaction that, four years after its publication, seems like it will never end.

My review will be limited to comment the movie, because it is not my intention to start a religious debate about the theories exposed in the novel. For me, The Da Vinci Code is just another fiction film, and as such, I will discuss it.

The Da Vinci Code is one of those movies like Indiana Jones, The Mummy, etc., that combines adventure, history, mythologym mystery and action. The plot revolves around Harvard History/Symbology Professor Robert Langdon, French Cryptologist Sophie Neveau and their quest to discover the hidden clues left by the Louvre's Museum Curator before he was murdered by an Opus Dei Monk called Silas. These clues are part of a secret that -if revealed- would supposedly change the course of history: the truth about the Holy Grail. Of course, there will be allies for Langdon and Neveau in this journey, like an eccentric Englishman (the always fabulous Ian McKellen) and some detractors, an Opus Dei bishop (Alfred Molina), members of the Catholic Church, a French policeman (Jean Reno) and a secret "master" that desperately wants to uncover the truth.

It's a long journey through history, religions, family secrets and complex puzzles and riddles. Screenwiter Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) does a great job compressing the detailed narrative from Brown's book, allowing himself to take some liberties with the plot, which results in unexpected twists, but welcome ones.
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