The Da Vinci Code parents guide

The Da Vinci Code

Overall C-

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.

Violence D
Sexual Content C-
Profanity C+
Substance Use B+

Why is The Da Vinci Code rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Da Vinci Code PG-13 for disturbing images, violence, some nudity, thematic material, brief drug references and sexual content.

Run Time: 148 minutes

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The Da Vinci Code
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Da Vinci Code rated PG-13? The Da Vinci Code is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for disturbing images, violence, some nudity, thematic material, brief drug references and sexual content.

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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The Da Vinci Code
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A VIOLENCE.
Alberta 14A Violence. Mature Theme.
Manitoba 14A
Ontario 14A Violence.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A Mature Theme. Violence.
Canadian Home Video 14A

News About "The Da Vinci Code"

Cast and Crew

The Da Vinci Code is directed by and stars Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Da Vinci Code movie is April 28, 2009. Here are some details…

Fans of the film and Dan Brown’s best selling book will find plenty of information to sort through with the DVD release of The DaVinci Code. With almost as may special features as a museum has artifacts, here’s a list of what’s on display:


  • First Day on the Set with Ron Howard
  • A Discussion with Dan Brown, author of the novel, The Da Vinci Code.
  • A Portrait of Langdon (And how Tom Hanks was chosen to play this iconic character.)
  • Who is Sophie Neveu? (And how actress Audrey Tautou got the part.)
  • Unusual Suspects (A look at the international cast.)
  • Magical Places (Featuringthe film’s locations.)
  • Close- up on Mona Lisa
  • The Filmmaking Experience Part 1 & 2 (Ron Howard and the excitement of bringing the book to the screen.)
  • The Codes of 0x201CThe Da Vinci Code0x201D
  • The Music of 0x201CThe Da Vinci Code0x201D

DVD ROM Features:

Demo of the Sony Pictures PC game, The Da Vinci Code Puzzle Game

Presented in either full or wide screen, the disc offers audio tracks in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 and DS), French (Dolby Digital 5.1) and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 ), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

Blu-ray Notes: The Da Vinci Code: Extended Cut

Release Date: 28 April 2009

The Da Vinci Code: Extended Cut on Blu-ray Disc hits the home video market just days before the theatrical release of the movie’s sequel, Angels & Demons. Along with 28 minutes of previously unseen footage, this package includes:

- BD-Live Cinechat

- First look at Angels & Demons (5-minute segment introduced by director Ron Howard)

- Unlocking the Code (interactive picture-in-picture feature offering cast and crew interviews, behind the scenes footage, storyboards, photos and trivia)

- Ron Howard commentary on selected scenes.

- Featurettes:

-First Day on the Set with Ron Howard

-The Filmmakers’ Journey Part 1

-The Filmmakers’ Journey Part 2

-A Discussion With Dan Brown

-A Portrait of Langdon

-The Codes of The Da Vinci Code

-Who is Sophie Neveu?

-The Music of The Da Vinci Code

-Unusual Suspects

-Book To Screen

-Magical Places

-The Da Vinci Props

-Close-up on Mona Lisa

-The Da Vinci Sets

-Re-creating Works of Art

-Scoring The Da Vinci Code

-The Visual Effects World of The Da Vinci Code

Related home video titles:

In National Treasure, another code breaker begins hunting for a treasure believed to hidden by the Founding Fathers of the United States. (There’s a connection to the Free Masons and the Knights Templar in this film, too.) The secret powers of religious symbols and artifacts are quest of adventurer Indiana Jones in Raider’s of the Lost Ark. The sequel to this film is Angels & Demons.