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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Tom Hanks
Audrey Tautou
Jean Reno
Alfred Molina
Ian McKellen
Paul Bettany
Directors
Ron Howard
Screenwriters
Akiva Goldsman
Running Time
148 minutes

The Da Vinci Code
Religious conspiracies and code-breaking in the adaptation of the bestselling book


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The Da Vinci Code

Plot
Following the savage murder of Louvre curator Saunière, Harvard symbology professor Robert Langdon (Hanks) is embroiled in a plot involving a sexy police cryptologist, a jet-setting bishop, an albino monk assassin and the French rozzers that could lead to the discovery of the Holy Grail.


Verdict
One of the most talk driven summer flicks in living memory, an out of sorts Howard transforms what should be a fun treasure trail romp into something inert and borderline dreary.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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