Support local journalism. Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

The Da Vinci Code

Posted on Thu, May 25, 2006 at 4:00 AM

The Da Vinci Code
Studio: Sony Pictures Releasing
Rated: PG-13
Cast: Tom Hanks, Jean Reno, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen
Director: Ron Howard
WorkNameSort: Da Vinci Code, The
Our Rating: 1.00
If Basil Exposition from the Austin Powers movies were allowed to write a screenplay, the result might be The Da Vinci Code, which wears itself out yammering about centuries-old mysteries when it could be chronicling genuine activity of some sort. The boredom is stultifying as history sleuths Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou slowly tumble to airport novelist Dan Brown's life-altering revelations (Jesus married Mary Magdalene; they started a bloodline that survives to this day; the devil wears Prada). You'd think director Ron Howard would remember that film is supposed to be a visual medium, but the inert Code has less dynamic content than a Sunday-school filmstrip. Throw in what may well be the worst Tom Hanks performance on record, and the movie's only accomplishment is putting two distinct groups of imbeciles ' religious fundamentalists and conspiracy theorists ' at each other's throats. Still, the enemy of my enemy is nothing I need to order from Netflix. (PG-13) ' SS


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 26, 2022

View more issues


© 2022 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation