The Da Vinci Code (movie)

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The Da Vinci Code
Directed byRon Howard
Produced by
Screenplay byAkiva Goldsman
Music byHans Zimmer
CinematographySalvatore Totino
Edited by
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • May 19, 2006 (2006-05-19)
Running time
148 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
  • English
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Budget$125 million
Box office$758.2 million

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

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.

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