The Da Vinci Code (movie)

2006 American mystery thriller film directed by Ron Howard


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

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

PlotEdit

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

CastEdit

Release DatesEdit

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 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

ControversyEdit

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.

CensorshipEdit

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

Critical receptionEdit

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 officeEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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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