The Celestine Prophecy (film)
|The Celestine Prophecy|
|Directed by||Armand Mastroianni|
|Produced by||Barnet Bain|
|Written by||James Redfield|
Sarah Wayne Callies
|Cinematography||R. Michael Givens|
|Distributed by||Celestine Films LLC|
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.
Cast and characters
- Matthew Settle - John
- Thomas Kretschmann - Wil
- Sarah Wayne Callies - Marjorie
- Annabeth Gish - Julia
- Héctor Elizondo - Cardinal Sebastian
- Joaquim de Almeida - Father Sánchez
- Jürgen Prochnow - Jensen
- John Aylward - Dobson
- Cástulo Guerra - Father José
- Obba Babatundé - Miguel
- Vinicius Machado - Spanish Conquistador (uncredited)
Because The Celestine Prophecy (1993) novel sold over 23 million copies 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. However, the film was widely panned by critics and was a box office failure, with a total worldwide gross of less than $1 million. As of February 9, 2010, the aggregate review websites Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a rating of 4% and Metacritic 23 out of 100, based on 10 reviews. 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". 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. 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".
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