The Da Vinci Code (movie)

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The Da Vinci Code
Directed by Ron Howard
Produced by
Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman
Starring
Music by Hans Zimmer
Cinematography Salvatore Totino
Editing by
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s)May 19, 2006 (2006-05-19)
Running time 148 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language
  • English
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Budget $125 million
Money made $758.2 million


The Da Vinci Code is a religious 2006 American drama movie. Ron Howard directed the movie.

Release Dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 United Arab Emirates 17 May 2006
 Belgium 17 May 2006
 Bahrain 17 May 2006
 Switzerland 17 May 2006 (French speaking region)
 France 17 May 2006
 Monaco 17 May 2006
 Oman 17 May 2006
 Philippines 17 May 2006
 Syria 17 May 2006
 Argentina 18 May 2006
 Australia 18 May 2006
 Bolivia 18 May 2006
 Switzerland 18 May 2006 (German speaking region)
 Chile 18 May 2006
 China 18 May 2006
 Czech Republic 18 May 2006
 Germany 18 May 2006
 Greece 18 May 2006
 Hong Kong 18 May 2006
 Croatia 18 May 2006
 Hungary 18 May 2006
 Israel 18 May 2006
 South Korea 18 May 2006
 Macedonia 18 May 2006
 Malaysia 18 May 2006
 Netherlands 18 May 2006
 Peru 18 May 2006
 Puerto Rico 18 May 2006
 Portugal 18 May 2006
 Qatar 18 May 2006
 Singapore 18 May 2006
 Slovenia 18 May 2006
 Slovakia 18 May 2006
 Thailand 18 May 2006
 Taiwan 18 May 2006
 Austria 19 May 2006
 Bulgaria 19 May 2006
 Brazil 19 May 2006
 Canada 19 May 2006
 Switzerland 19 May 2006 (Italian speaking region)
 Colombia 19 May 2006
 Denmark 19 May 2006
 Ecuador 19 May 2006
 Estonia 19 May 2006
 Spain 19 May 2006
 Finland 19 May 2006
 United Kingdom 19 May 2006
 Indonesia 19 May 2006
 Ireland 19 May 2006
 Iceland 19 May 2006
 Italy 19 May 2006
 Kenya 19 May 2006
 Lithuania 19 May 2006
 Latvia 19 May 2006
Mexico Mexico 19 May 2006
 Nigeria 19 May 2006
 Norway 19 May 2006
 New Zealand 19 May 2006
 Panama 19 May 2006
 Poland 19 May 2006
 Romania 19 May 2006
 Serbia 19 May 2006
 Russia 19 May 2006
 Sweden 19 May 2006
 Turkey 19 May 2006
 United States 19 May 2006
 Uruguay 19 May 2006
 Venezuela 19 May 2006
 South Africa 19 May 2006
 Japan 20 May 2006
 Armenia 26 May 2006
 India 26 May 2006

Plot[change | change source]

Robert Langdon is a professor of religious iconography and symbology from Harvard University. While in Paris, he is the prime suspect in the unusual murder of a Louvre curator.[2] Langdon realized the curator was part of a secret society. Members of the society included Leonardo da Vinci, Victor Hugo, Botticelli, and others

Cast[change | change source]

Controversy[change | change source]

The Da Vinci Code (like the book) was controversial. It received very harsh criticism from the Roman Catholic Church. They didn't like the idea that they were behind a 2,000-year-old cover-up about what the Holy Grail really was. The movie also said that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married and had a daughter.

Censorship[change | change source]

The movie was banned in Egypt because of controversial elements.[3] It was also banned in Lebanon and Jordan[4]

Critical reception[change | change source]

The movie got mixed to negative reviews from the critics. Rotten Tomatoes rated the movie 25%, meaning "Rotten". It also got poor reviews at the Cannes Film Festival[5] Movie critic Leonard Maltin called the movie "a letdown in every respect."

However, reviews were not all bad. Roger Ebert gave the movie three out of four stars. Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper both liked the movie.

The box office[change | change source]

Despite mixed to negative reviews, the movie took in more than $758 million in the box office.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "THE DA VINCI CODE (12A)". British Board of Film Classification. May 2, 2006. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  2. "The Da Vinci Code Plot". Dan Brown. Retrieved Jul 18, 2016. 
  3. "Egypt Bans 'The Da Vinci Code'". Middle East Times. Retrieved Jul 18, 2016. 
  4. "Film Banned in Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan". TribLive. Retrieved Jul 18, 2016. 
  5. 'The Da Vinci Code' Misses Mark (Report). NBC Today. Retrieved Jul 18, 2016. 
  6. "The Da Vinci Code". The CNN News. Retrieved Jul 18, 2016. 

Other websites[change | change source]