The Celestine Prophecy Synopsis
A man (Matthew Settle) takes part in the search for an ancient manuscript in Peru.
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Variety

By Dennis Harvey
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...
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42

Portland Oregonian

By Shawn Levy
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...
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L.A. Weekly

By Ernest Hardy
The film taps the same spiritual thirst and anxiety that has made cultural phenomena of "The Da Vinci Code" and the "Left Behind" series....
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33

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
It's hard, bordering on impossible, to evaluate this movie without stepping on people's beliefs.
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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.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A big disappointment.
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25

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Arguably as effective as Ambien at inducing sleep, but possible side effects include uncontrollable laughter.
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25

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
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...
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Austin Chronicle

By Kimberley Jones
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...
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The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
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...
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Rated PG | For some violence