Personally, I think Dan Brown's book is silly and director Ron Howard (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Edtv, Willow) is a mediocre filmmaker. That said, the film has a certain style and does make Brown's talky book quite a bit more action-filled. The cast (Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina, Paul Bettany) is worth watching and the settings are pretty. What were you expecting? 149 minutes PG-13.