Eva Defuses the 'Da Vinci' Bomb

5/18/2006 1:13 PM PDT

Eva Defuses the 'Da Vinci' Bomb

What does it say about 'The Da Vinci Code' when the best thing about the movie is supermodel Eva Herzigova's dress at the premiere?

It says that one of the most-anticipated flicks of the year is a bomb. Critics who have seen the movie at screenings in recent days have been brutal. "You know a movie's a dud when even its self-flagellating albino killer monk isn't any fun," wrote the critic for the Commercial Appeal in Memphis. "Duller than watching Da Vinci's paint dry," wrote another critic online.

All this is why Herzigova's gold dress, slit to the waist with a cut-out at the hip, is such a salvation.

Check out more of the 'Da Vinci' red carpet in Cannes.