The Da Vinci Code
Dan Brown's best-selling book The DaVinci Code gets adapted for the big screen thanks to director Ron Howard (Cinderella Man), who helms this big budget production. Veteran actor Tom Hanks stars as professor Robert Langdon, whose Parisian lecture tour on feminine symbolism gets disrupted when he's implicated in a murder at the Louvre. Co-starring with Hanks is Audrey Tautou (Amelie), the French police analyst who comes to Langdon's aid and who may hold the key to some of the mysteries. The cast is fleshed out by Jean Reno as a hangdog French detective who thinks he can trick Langdon into a confession; Paul Bettany as Silas, the murderous monk; Alfred Molina as an evil Catholic cardinal; and Ian McKellen, who steals the movie in the second act as a crotchety old authority on the Holy Grail. During the course of the film, all sorts of riddles, keys, clues, and enigmas are thrown in our hero's path, along with bullets, knives, and devious betrayals.
- Category: Action, Action/Adventure, Mystery, Conspiracies, Paris, France, Jesus Christ
- Starring: Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina, Audrey Tautou, Jurgen Prochnow, Paul Bettany, Jean Reno
- Director: Ron Howard
- Rating: PG-13
- Running Time: 149 Minutes