Constantine (film)

Constantine is a 2005 American superhero horror film directed by Francis Lawrence in his directorial debut. Written by Kevin Brodbin and Frank Cappello, it is based on DC Comics' Hellblazer comic book. The film stars Keanu Reeves as John Constantine, a cynical exorcist with the ability to perceive and communicate with half-angels and half-demons in their true forms and to travel between Earth and Hell. Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Tilda Swinton, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Djimon Hounsou, Gavin Rossdale, and Peter Stormare also feature.

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Directed byFrancis Lawrence
Screenplay by
Story byKevin Brodbin
Based on
Produced by
CinematographyPhilippe Rousselot
Edited byWayne Wahrman
Music by
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures[1]
Release dates
  • February 7, 2005 (2005-02-07) (Paris)
  • February 18, 2005 (2005-02-18) (United States)
Running time
121 minutes[4]
CountryUnited States[5]
Budget$70–100 million[6][7][8]
Box office$230.9 million[8]

Constantine was released theatrically in the United States on February 18, 2005. It grossed $230.9 million worldwide against a production budget between $70–100 million, but met with a mixed reception from film critics.

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