‘Da Vinci’ Secret Is Out: Most Critics Hate It
Posted on May 17, 2006
CANNES, France—Most critics panned “The Da Vinci Code” on Wednesday ahead of the world premiere of the year’s most eagerly awaited movie.
Kicking off the annual Cannes film festival, Ron Howard’s adaptation of the Dan Brown bestseller was described variously as “grim,” “unwieldy” and “plodding,” though one reviewer bucked the trend and said “You’ll Louvre It!”
The cool reception was temporarily forgotten at a glitzy opening ceremony, where screen legend Sidney Poitier and Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai joined “Da Vinci Code” star Tom Hanks and the normally publicity-shy Brown on the red carpet.
Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou star in “The Da Vinci Code,” which most critics trashed after its debut at the Cannes Film Festival.