The Celestine Prophecy (film)

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The Celestine Prophecy
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DVD cover
Directed by Armand Mastroianni
Produced by Barnet Bain
Written by James Redfield
Starring Matthew Settle
Thomas Kretschmann
Sarah Wayne Callies
Jürgen Prochnow
Cinematography R. Michael Givens
Distributed by Celestine Films LLC
Release dates
  • April 21, 2006 (2006-04-21)
Running time 99 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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.

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Due to the fact that The Celestine Prophecy novel sold over 23 million copies[1] since its publication in 1993 and has thus become one of the best-selling books of all time, Redfield had expected the film to be a success.[2] However, the film was widely panned by critics and was a box office failure with a total worldwide gross of less than $1 million.[3] As of February 9, 2010, the aggregate review website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a rating of 4%.[4] As of the same date, Metacritic, another aggregate review website, registered a score of 23 out of 100 based on 10 reviews.[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", also adding that the "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 named it as number three 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]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dubecki, Larissa. Addressed to the nines, picking up good vibrations, The Age, March 22, 2008. Accessed September 30, 2008.
  2. ^ Caine, Barry. Looking for enlightment in all the wrong places, The Oakland Tribune, April 28, 2006. Accessed September 30, 2008.[dead link]
  3. ^ The Celestine Prophecy, Box Office Mojo. Accessed September 30, 2008.
  4. ^ The Celestine Prophecy, Rotten Tomatoes. Accessed February 9, 2010.
  5. ^ The Celestine Prophecy, Metacritic. Accessed February 9, 2010.
  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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