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The Da Vinci Code (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  19 May 2006 (USA)
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A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years -- which could shake the foundations of Christianity.



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Symbologist Robert Langdon is thrown into a mysterious and bizarre murder. Alongside Langdon is the victims granddaughter and cryptologist Sophie Neveu, who with Robert discovers clues within Da Vinci's paintings. To further find the truth, Robert and Sophie travel from Paris to London, whilst crossing paths with allies and villains such as Sir Leigh Teabing and Silas. Wherever their path takes them, their discovery which is about to be revealed could shake the foundations of mankind. Written by simon

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing images, violence, some nudity, thematic material, brief drug references and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 May 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El código Da Vinci  »

Box Office


$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£9,501,444 (UK) (19 May 2006)


$217,536,138 (USA) (18 August 2006)

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2.35 : 1
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Shipped to cinemas as "Artistry" in three cans. See more »


The cut of the initial sequence of the movie (intercuts between the Louvre murder and Langdon's lecture), as well as the fact that the police officers come for Langdon during his post-lecture signing of books, create a major continuity lapse in the police' reasoning that Langdon is suspect. How could he commit a murder in Louvre (which can be easily timed due to the victim activating the alarm) while giving a lecture to thousand people? (In the book, he is visited by police several hours after the lecture, which would then allow him enough time to possibly commit the crime, as he is suspected.) See more »


[first lines]
Silas: Stop now. Tell me where it is.
[removes hood]
Silas: You and your brethren possess what is not rightfully yours.
Jacques Saunière: I don't know what you are talking about.
Silas: Is it a secret you will die for?
Jacques Saunière: Please...
Silas: As you wish.
[cocks gun]
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The standard 'not as good as the book' applies here.
17 May 2006 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I can't say I was blown away by The Da Vinci Code - as is often the case, the book was far superior. I generally like Tom Hanks in almost all his roles, however I found that I had such a pre-conception of what Robert Langdon should be, that it took me about half an hour to get used to Hanks occupying this character. Once I settled into it though - it was a thoroughly enjoyable, occasionally slow moving thriller. Having read the book, I did have a knowledge of the various groups and factions involved - I'm not sure how someone who hasn't read the book will fair though.

The casting of the movie is surely one of it's stronger points - Paul Bettany is almost unrecognisable and plays the menacing single minded Silas to utter perfection. Sir Ian McKellan too, it totally fantastic, and really steals most scene's he appears in. He delivers some great one liners too - a real character actor playing a real character. Audrey Tautou is as we have come to expect, just lovely, and who else could have played Bezu Fache - Jean Reno was made for the role.

As you'd expect from a Ron Howard Production, there is a good amount of cheese, especially towards the end. Langdon's "Godspeed" caused me to awake in the night sweating!

I am a fairly harsh marker on the IMDb, so don't be put off by a 6 out of 10 - I did enjoy the movie, but my anticipation was so great with this film, that it could never live up to my expectation.

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