Credit: 2009 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc

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In this dense sequel to The Da Vinci Code, Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) unravels a conspiracy linking the pope's death and a bomb in the Vatican. The first act is info-heavy, but a commanding Hanks, aided by sexy Ayelet Zurer, drives it to a frantic and twisted conclusion. Beware: It's bloody! (Sony, $29)

-- THELMA ADAMS