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Based on 10 Reviews
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  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A big disappointment. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Arguably as effective as Ambien at inducing sleep, but possible side effects include uncontrollable laughter. show more

  • 20
    Kimberley Jones Austin Chronicle

    The Celestine Prophecy's biggest stumbling block (and there are many to choose from) is that the film's dramatic arc hinges on John's awakening to the prophecy. But spiritual epiphany is tough to convey onscreen. show more

  • 42
    Shawn Levy Portland Oregonian

    As to claims that the book provides a path to enlightenment, I'm an agnostic. But I can swear on a stack of ancient scrolls that the movie plays like 90-odd minutes of purgatory from which you feel you may never escape. show more

  • 33
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    It's hard, bordering on impossible, to evaluate this movie without stepping on people's beliefs. show more

  • 25
    Sean Axmaker Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Redfield's fans will rejoice, if only to see the beloved novel illustrated on the screen, no matter how tediously. The rest of us probably should stay away. show more

  • 50
    Dennis Harvey Variety

    Celestine Prophecy demands all skepticism be left in the lobby. That's a leap few may be willing to take -- few beyond those millions who bought the book, that is. show more

  • 40
    Ernest Hardy L.A. Weekly

    The film taps the same spiritual thirst and anxiety that has made cultural phenomena of "The Da Vinci Code" and the "Left Behind" series. And it’s just as cheesy. show more

  • 30
    Los Angeles Times

    The movie is flatly acted and extremely ill-paced, lacking any sense of urgency, momentum or fun. "Romancing the Stone" it is not. show more

  • 10
    Manohla Dargis The New York Times

    This delectable fusion of New Age babble and luridly bad filmmaking may not "open" you up, to borrow one of the film's favorite verbs, but it might leave your jaw slack and your belly sore from laughter. show more

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