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May 17, 2006
THE DA VINCI CODE gets a lukewarm review in the Times: "In spite of some talk (a good deal less than in the book) about the divine feminine, chalices and blades, and the spiritual power of sexual connection, not even a glimmer of eroticism flickers between the two stars. Perhaps it's just as well. . . . So I certainly can't support any calls for boycotting or protesting this busy, trivial, inoffensive film. Which is not to say I'm recommending you go see it."
Ouch. The audience reviews are pretty negative, too, overall though I suspect that many of them haven't seen the film.
On the other hand, the New York Post's reviewer loved it.