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Saturday, May 20, 2006
Not even Canadians like DVC! Rick Groen, of the Toronto Globe and Mail, starts out:
Before I dismiss the movie as middling-awful, forgive me — first, just one more word about the book. Clearly, Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code is guaranteed to deeply offend anyone who has a strong belief in the sanctity of (a) Jesus Christ, or (b) good literature. Just as certainly, given those sales figures measurable in the multimillions, there are more than a few of us who fall into neither devout category, and who have thrilled to the experience of reading a novel that's all about a futile search for the holy grail of a well-written sentence.
His conclusion about the movie?
When we aren't snoozing, we're snickering.