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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Because the film team wasn't allowed to film at Saint-Sulpice, the scenes were shot in front of green screen, with a digital replica of the church added in the background. See more »


At Sir Leigh Teabing's house in the morning - the time of day changes many times. (As seen by the sky and sun rise.) 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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Spoofed in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.64 (2014) See more »


Written by Flipper Dalton
Performed by Flipper Dalton, Libera Benedetti & Irina Björklund (as Irina Bjorklund)
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An entertaining, yet not spectacular movie about the book that made the World talk.
17 May 2006 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

I just watched the film, and even though I liked it, I must confess, I too expected more. I can't precisely point out what was missing and what I was expecting, but some it has some details that weren't there, some small imprecisions, some little things could have been better.

Nevertheless, a pleasant movie to watch. I confess I need to see it again, since I saw it from 3 to 6 am, with very few hours of sleep on the night before. I suggest the ones who read the book to re-read it before they go see it - to add a little bit more perspective. To those who haven't, I wish you a lovely time at the movies - it really is pleasant to see.

Praise to Audrey Tautou, a beautiful splendid actress, and all the other actors that don't need any more praise, like Ian McKellen, Jean Reno and Tom Hanks, who I didn't see fit the part at first, but who grew on me half-way through the movie, if not sooner. A huge praise to Paul Bettany too, for his astonishing and disturbing performance as Silas.

I give it an 8, because it's one of the first movies made from books that did not make me go 'Oh, this was not like this in the book' every five seconds. I never saw Ron Howard as the ideal director for this movie - but he pulled it off decently, though a bolder choice would have been in order.

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