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The Da Vinci Code is a 2006 American mystery thriller film directed by Ron Howard, written by Akiva Goldsman, and based on Dan Brown's 2003 novel of the same name. The first in the Robert Langdon film series, the film stars Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Sir Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina, Jürgen Prochnow, Jean Reno and Paul Bettany. In the film, Robert Langdon, a professor of religious symbology from Harvard University, is the prime suspect in the grisly and unusual murder of Louvre curator Jacques Saunière. On the body, the police find a disconcerting cipher and start an investigation. Langdon escapes with the assistance of police cryptologist Sophie Neveu, and they begin a quest for the legendary Holy Grail. A noted British Grail historian, Sir Leigh Teabing, tells them that the actual Holy Grail is explicitly encoded in Leonardo da Vinci's wall painting, The Last Supper. Also searching for the Grail is a secret cabal within Opus Dei, an actual prelature of the Holy See, who wish to keep the true Grail a secret to prevent the destruction of Christianity.
The film, like the book, was considered controversial. It was met with especially harsh criticism by the Catholic Church for the accusation that it is behind a two-thousand-year-old cover-up concerning what the Holy Grail really is and the concept that Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene were married, producing a daughter, as well as its treatment of the organizations Priory of Sion and Opus Dei. Many members urged the laity to boycott the film. In the book, Dan Brown states that the Priory of Sion and "all descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents and secret rituals in this novel are accurate." The film grossed $224 million in its worldwide opening weekend and a total of $760 million worldwide, becoming the second-highest-grossing film of 2006, as well as Howard's highest-grossing film to date. However, the film received generally negative reviews from critics. It was followed by two sequels, Angels & Demons (2009) and Inferno (2016).
Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon
Audrey Tautou as Sophie Neveu
Ian McKellen as Sir Leigh Teabing
Alfred Molina as Bishop Manuel Aringarosa
Jürgen Prochnow as André Vernet
Paul Bettany as Silas
Jean Reno as Captain Bezu Fache
Etienne Chicot as Lieutenant Jérôme Collet
Jean-Pierre Marielle as Jacques Saunière
Marie-Françoise Audollent as Sister Sandrine Bieil
The film rights to The Da Vinci Code were purchased by Columbia Pictures in 2003 for $6 million. Ron Howard was hired to direct the film adaptation in January 2004. Akiva Goldsman was hired to write the screenplay in April 2004. Tom Hanks was cast as Robert Langdon in May 2004. Audrey Tautou was cast as Sophie Neveu in July 2004. Ian McKellen was cast as Leigh Teabing in September 2004. Alfred Molina was cast as Manuel Aringarosa in November 2004. Paul Bettany was cast as Silas in December 2004. Jean Reno was cast as Bezu Fache in January 2005.
The filming began on June 30, 2005 at The Louvre museum in Paris. The production faced several controversies and lawsuits over its depiction of historical facts and religious themes. The Louvre allowed filming inside its galleries on the condition that they were closed to visitors and that no Mona Lisa replicas were used for close-ups. The Vatican denounced the film and urged Catholics not to see it. Several Christian groups protested and boycotted the film. Some countries, such as India, Pakistan, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and the Philippines, banned or censored the film. The film also faced legal challenges from the authors of two books that claimed plagiarism by Dan Brown: The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail (1982) and Daughter of God (2000). Both cases were dismissed by the courts.
The film was released on May 19, 2006 in the United States and most other countries. It received generally negative reviews from critics, who criticized its pacing, plot holes, inaccuracies, and acting. However, it was praised for its cinematography, score, and production design. The film was a huge commercial success, grossing $760 million worldwide against a budget of $125 million. It became the second-highest-grossing film of 2006 and the highest-grossing film of Ron Howard's career. It also won several awards, including the People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Drama and the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Thriller.
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The Da Vinci Code received generally negative reviews from critics, who criticized its pacing, plot holes, inaccuracies, and acting. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 25% based on 246 reviews, with an average rating of 4.7/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "What makes Dan Brown's novel a best seller is evidently not present in this dull and bloated movie adaptation of The Da Vinci Code." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 46 out of 100 based on 40 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on an A+ to F scale.
Some critics praised the film for its cinematography, score, and production design. Roger Ebert gave the film three out of four stars, saying that it was "an absorbing thriller" and "a lot of fun". Peter Travers of Rolling Stone gave the film two and a half stars out of four, calling it "a popcorn flick with a brain". Richard Roeper gave the film a positive review, saying that it was "a well-made thriller" and "a faithful adaptation".
However, many critics panned the film for its lack of suspense, coherence, and fidelity to the source material. A. O. Scott of The New York Times wrote that the film was "a grim and relentless exercise in literary vandalism" and "a dismal failure of imagination". Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times called the film "a stodgy, grim thing" and "a dreary mess". David Edelstein of New York Magazine described the film as "a long-winded anticlimax" and "a crock".
The film also faced criticism from religious groups, especially Catholics, who denounced its portrayal of Christianity and history. The Vatican issued a statement saying that the film was "full of lies" and "offensive to Christ". Cardinal Francis Arinze, a Vatican official, said that Catholics should boycott the film and that legal action should be taken against those who spread its message. The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights launched a campaign called "The Da Vinci Code Deception", which aimed to expose the errors and distortions in the film.
The Da Vinci Code won several awards, mostly in technical categories. It won the ASCAP Award for Top Box Office Films, the BMI Film Music Award, the Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing - Music in a Feature Film, and the Satellite Award for Best Original Score. It also won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Drama and the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Thriller.
The film was also nominated for several awards, mostly in negative categories. It was nominated for six Golden Raspberry Awards, including Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Actor (Tom Hanks), Worst Screenplay, Worst Supporting Actor (Sir Ian McKellen), and Worst Screen Couple (Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou). However, it did not win any of them. It was also nominated for three MTV Movie Awards, including Best Villain (Paul Bettany), Best Frightened Performance (Audrey Tautou), and Best On-Screen Team (Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou). However, it did not win any of them either.
The Da Vinci Code was followed by two sequels, Angels & Demons (2009) and Inferno (2016), both directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon. Angels & Demons is based on Dan Brown's 2000 novel of the same name, which is a prequel to The Da Vinci Code. Inferno is based on Dan Brown's 2013 novel of the same name, which is a sequel to The Da Vinci Code. Both films received mixed reviews from critics and were moderately successful at the box office.
The Da Vinci Code is a controversial film adaptation of a best-selling novel that explores the mysteries of Christianity and history. The film features a star-studded cast, impressive visuals, and an intriguing plot. However, it also suffers from poor pacing, weak acting, factual errors, and religious backlash. The film is a mixed bag of entertainment and disappointment, depending on one's perspectiv