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The Da Vinci Code

Based on the best selling novel, The Da Vinci Code, stars Tom Hanks as a professor of cryptic codes and symbols who becomes involved in a plot to destroy the evidence of what some believe to be the roots of Christianity. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: D
Sexual Content: C-
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 148
Theater Release: 18 May 2006
Video Release: 28 Apr 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Da Vinci Code Rated PG-13?


This movie approaches the top end of the PG-13 rating with its graphic depictions of a naked corpse covered in cryptic signs drawn in blood, a nude man shown mutilating himself in an act of sacrifice and emulation of Christ’s crucifixion, and many other moments of conflict involving people being shot (see on screen) or beaten. More concerns for parents include an unexpected and violently portrayed car crash, a few moderate and mild profanities and a conversation using male and female anatomical terms. A character drinks alcohol from a hidden flask, and is later poisoned. Finally, traditional Christian religious doctrine is altered, and leaders of the Roman Catholic Church are depicted in sinister fashion with murderous intent.

 

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