The Celestine Prophecy (2006) - Adventure, Drama

Hohum Score

98

Hohummer

An adaptation of James Redfield's novel about the search for a sacred manuscript in the Peruvian rain forest.

IMDB: 4.9
Director: Armand Mastroianni
Stars: Matthew Settle, Thomas Kretschmann
Length: 99 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 21 out of 69 found boring (30.43%)

One-line Reviews (51)

Thank you for giving me an answer to that burning question "What is the worst movie you have seen?

It was predictable, too sweetish to a point that I actually left I had to vomit and worst of all there is going to be a sequel!

There is no story and the story that is there is crippled by too much magic and coincidence.

Because it was very disjointed, went into very little exposition about what in the world they were talking about, and if you didn't have the reference of the book, you'd probably be just sitting there with your mouth open going "huh?

A better world will not create itself, like this trite of a book/movie that obsesses over synchronicity suggests.

Overall this movie is a big waste of time, read the book!

Now that that is said, it really was entertaining.

"Now about the movie itself: The story was told in a confusing way.

The music was something like what I used to listen to easier fall asleep some years ago.

Best book I've read, worst movie I've seen .

Boring.

It covers many of the points and has a somewhat engaging plot.

My opinion on the movie, however, going with someone spiritual that was enlightened by the book, enjoyed it, and since when is a movie ever as good as the book.

At that time, the book had become a slow underground success, and when it started getting a lot of attention, the literary critics tended to bash it like they are bashing this movie.

It is a waste of time AND money.

In the middle the story was too slow.

Don't waste your time.

The worst part was the slow moving interactions of the actors which combined with endless meaningful glances.

This film reeks of ill-conceived mass consumption spiritual propaganda, and the results are so awful few can wade through this mess to spot a real point.

At the end the director patronizes the audience by rolling the "insights" making up the prophecy, painfully slow, presumably so that we can memorize them and leave the cinema as better, more enlightened individuals.

One of those movies I will be able to tell people for the next three years that it was the worst movie I can think of.

It's a total waste of an hour and a half of my time.

Easily the worst movie I have seen in the past few years.

I could go on with more examples out of this film, that led me to give it a "1" (awful) vote, but I fell asleep after about 20 minutes from its beginning.

It is horrible and a waste of time.

The only thing that kept me up (other than my fear of being embarrassed once I woke up) was the gunshots, that were quite pointless as well.

F*cking horrible, contrived, and with plot holes you can fly Lear Jets through.

Like I said, I went to it with a bunch of people from a camp, and we were excited to be there, plus I got a caffeinated drink, but nonetheless, I struggled to stay awake.

Plus, his eyes seems empty like he's not feeling it.

Book enjoyable; movie - going by the immpression of the trailer alone, may be downright irriating.

I actually went to see this film in a theater, but what a complete waste of time and money!

It's a big big BIG waste of time.

Boring .

I enjoyed reading the insights at the end of the movie, and wish they were more apart of the movie itself; this would have made for a more enjoyable film overall.

It was embarrassing to be one of the few people who stuck around until the end of this incredibly boring movie.

Sure, some parts are touching, but the acting is terrible, the effects are terrible, and the whole overall movie idea is terrible (now, I know it was based on a book which I haven't read, but I hope that the book was better than this, because frankly, I thought that this movie was very bad and boring).

Tonight, this movie displaced Dungeons and Dragons as the worst movie I ever personally saw in a movie theater (I do not count movies I went to see with the expectation of them being bad, such as Plan 9 etc.). At the same time, it raised the grand total of movies I almost walked out on to two (D&D being the other one).

2) FAST PACED***:The movie was very fast paced.

Please don't waste your time, READ THE BOOK!!!

However, the dialogue has a lot of ups and downs, while the direction is uneven, especially in the slower parts where it is quite disconnected.

Interesting ideas but made into a rather dull movie.

slow, incomprehensible, boring.

It's rich and dark though sometimes confusing .

Don't waste your money in that case.

The pacing is also rather slow, and there are too many scenes that don't go anywhere or are poorly explained.

Everything that happens is one boring coincidence after another.

Trite new age happy thought nonsense .

The Celestine Prophecy is at least entertaining to a certain degree.

The movie was fast paced, I would like to see it again (and again?

The movie was boring, long long and awful plot.

It's a spiritual triller skillfully narrated with bit action and slightly entertaining.