The Celestine Prophecy
The Celestine Prophecy (2006)

In this spiritual adventure, John Woodson tracks down an ancient Peruvian manuscript containing Nine Insights, which hold the prophecy of the modern emergence into the New Age of spiritualty.

Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 19, 2006
DVD Release Date: December 19, 2006
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Critic Score: 4% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Adapted from the bestselling self-help tome, The Celestine Prophesy is indifferently directed and acted, and its plotting is virtually tension-free.

Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

... tedious and ill-made claptrap it makes staring at your hands seem like four-star entertainment by comparison.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

The movie is flatly acted and extremely ill-paced, lacking any sense of urgency, momentum or fun.

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Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review

James Redfield's best seller hits the big screen with a dull thud.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

[The film is] arguably as effective as Ambien at inducing sleep, but possible side effects include uncontrollable laughter.

Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

The Celestine Prophecy Movie never transcends either the look or the feel of a cult recruitment film crossed with a Christian-network infomercial.

Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

Just about the best thing that can be said for this spiritual potboiler is that it is not much worse than The Da Vinci Code.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

A delectable fusion of New Age babble and luridly bad filmmaking based on the best-selling 1993 book by James Redfield.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Believer and skeptic alike can agree on one thing: It is a transcendentally awful movie.

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

This is just dogma delivered in the blunt tones of an old classroom hygiene film.

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Mark Walker
I don't know why I expect a film adaptation to do a book that I love justice. It's always the same high expectations, falling short. This however,… More
Lady D'arbanville
The best selling and internationally renowed book written by James Redfield has made a huge impact on followers ? No this film goes nowhere near the excellence… More
Alex roy
The Celestine Prophecy has got to be the most boring film ever made. A total waste of time from start to finish. I never read the book, and won't after… More
Panta Oz
This spiritual adventure film based on James Redfield's worldwide best-selling novel, The Celestine Prophecy is chronicling the discovery of ancient… More
Thomas Johnston
Hokie ideas in an advertisement for new age ideas. I am not enlightened or have the insights to see this even as entertaining. I was often distracted by… More