The Da Vinci Code 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 Da Vinci Code 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… 2006-05-19 PG-13 Drama Mystery and Thriller Tom Hanks Audrey Tautou Paul Bettany Ian McKellen Sony Pictures Releasing
Movie Review

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: May 19, 2006; Rated: PG-13; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou; Distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing; More

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.

Originally posted May 26, 2006 Published in issue #879 Jun 02, 2006 Order article reprints
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