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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[2] 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.[3] However, the film was widely panned by critics and was a box office failure, with a total worldwide gross of less than $1 million.[1]

The Celestine Prophecy
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Directed by Armand Mastroianni
Produced by Barnet Bain
Screenplay by James Redfield
Barnet Bain
Dan Gordon
Based on The Celestine Prophecy
1993 novel
by James Redfield
Starring Matthew Settle
Thomas Kretschmann
Sarah Wayne Callies
Jürgen Prochnow
Music by Nuno Malo
Cinematography R. Michael Givens
Edited by Maysie Hoy
Distributed by Celestine Films LLC
Release date
  • April 21, 2006 (2006-04-21)
Running time
99 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $903,680[1]





Box officeEdit

The Celestine Prophecy grossed $617,236 in North America and $286,444 in other countries for a worldwide total of $903,680n.[1]

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."[4] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 23 out of 100, based on 10 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviewss".[5]

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".[6] 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.[7] 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".[8]

See alsoEdit


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

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