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Review: 'The Da Vinci Code'

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Review: 'The Da Vinci Code'

Review: 'The Da Vinci Code'

Review: 'The Da Vinci Code'

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Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou star in a much-anticipated movie. Heaven help them. hide caption

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Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code is second only to the Harry Potter series as the best-selling novel of all time. It has inspired a whole slew of writing on Biblical puzzles, the life of Mary Magdalene, and some debunking of Brown's premise.

Now comes the long-anticipated film, directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks and Audrey Tatou. Our film critic says that the real story about this mega-budget movie is that it's an embarrassing nonevent.