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The Celestine Prophecy (film)

The Celestine Prophecy is a 2006 American film directed by Armand Mastroianni and starring Matthew Settle, Thomas Kretschmann, and Sarah Wayne Callies. The film is based on James Redfield's best-selling novel of the same name. Because the book sold over 23 million copies[3] since its publication and has thus become one of the best-selling books of all time, Redfield had expected the film to be a success.[4] However, the film was widely panned by critics and was a box office failure, with a total worldwide gross of $1,5 million.

The Celestine Prophecy
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DVD cover
Directed byArmand Mastroianni
Produced byBarnet Bain
Screenplay by
  • James Redfield
  • Barnet Bain
  • Dan Gordon
Based onThe Celestine Prophecy
1993 novel
James Redfield
Music byNuno Malo
CinematographyR. Michael Givens
Edited byMaysie Hoy
Distributed byCelestine Films LLC
Release date
  • April 21, 2006 (2006-04-21)
Running time
99 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1,5 million[1][2]





Box officeEdit

The Celestine Prophecy grossed $1,2 million in North America[1] and $286,444[2] in other countries for a worldwide total of $1,5 million.

Critical responseEdit

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 4% based on 23 reviews, with an average rating of 2.4/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Adapted from the bestselling self-help tome, The Celestine Prophesy [sic] is indifferently directed and acted, and its plotting is virtually tension-free."[5] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 23 out of 100, based on 10 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviewss".[6]

Film critic Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle called the film "clumsy -- not merely unconventional but awkward in its narrative development and dialogue", and added: "characters are sketched in shallow terms".[7] In his top ten list of the worst films of 2006, LaSalle called it a "misbegotten film, an awkward, undramatic effort", and ranked it third on the list.[8] Mark Olsen of the Los Angeles Times said "the movie is flatly acted and extremely ill-paced, lacking any sense of urgency, momentum or fun".[9]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "The Celestine Prophecy (2006)". The Numbers. Nash Information Services, LLC. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "The Celestine Prophecy (2006)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  3. ^ Dubecki, Larissa. Addressed to the nines, picking up good vibrations, The Age, March 22, 2008. Accessed September 30, 2008.
  4. ^ Caine, Barry (April 28, 2006). "Looking for enlightment in all the wrong places". East Bay Times. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "The Celestine Prophecy (2006)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "The Celestine Prophecy Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  7. ^ Mick LaSalle. Smarmy take on 'Celestine Prophecy' isn't very fulfilling, San Francisco Chronicle, April 21, 2006. Accessed September 30, 2008.
  8. ^ Mick LaSalle. From Bad to Worst, San Francisco Chronicle, December 31, 2006. Accessed September 30, 2008.
  9. ^ Olsen, Mark. The Celestine Prophecy, Los Angeles Times, July 21, 2006. Accessed September 30, 2008.

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