Roger Ebert gives “The Da Vinci Code” a thumbs up:

Luckily, Ron Howard is a better filmmaker than Dan Brown is a novelist; he follows Brown’s formula (exotic location, startling revelation, desperate chase scene, repeat as needed) and elevates it into a superior entertainment, with Tom Hanks as a theo-intellectual Indiana Jones.

So, apparently everyone doesn’t think it sucks.

By the way, I haven’t read the book. I’m a little behind on my reading. In fact, I just got around to buying “The Celestine Prophecy.”

And what’s this “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” I’m hearing about?