THE DA VINCI CODE (Theatrical Release USA 2006)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

The Da Vinci Code—cool concept—runs a little slow due to the action scenes juxtaposed with the philosophical 'Let's figure this out' format, still gets its entertainment purpose accomplished. Great acting by Tom Hanks, Audrey Tatou, Ian McKellan, Jean Reno, Alfred Molina, and Paul Bettany. The story can be, at times, a little outside laymen terms even if one has an investment in religious themes. Without reading a plotline first, one may feel a bit lost about how all these scenes relate to the story. Ron Howard’s direction smooths over the roughest edges of the story and turns it into a fair watch.

Storyline

Clues in Da Vinci’s work uncover a great secret.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Ron Howard for directing effort. Thank you  to Executive Producers Dan Brown and Todd Hallowell for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks), Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou), Sir Leigh Teabing (Ian McKellen), Captain Bezu Fache (Jean Reno), Silas (Paul Bettany), Bishop Manuel Aringarosa (Alfred Molina), Andre Vernet (Jurgen Prochnow), Remy Jean (Jean-Yves Bertleloot), Lieutenant Collet (Etienne Chicot), Jacques Saunière (Jean-Pierre Marielle), Sister Sandrine (Marie Françoise Audollent), Elegant Woman at Rosslyn (Rita Davies), Michael (Seth Gabel), Youth on Bus (Shane Zaza), and Prefect (Francesco Carnelutti).


Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The movie is what it is because of the topic it chose. It would have difficulty bridging international cultural lines.

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