75

Chicago Tribune

By Allison Benedikt
Overall the film is alluringly over-the-top without being overcooked.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
National Treasure even has a rough time approaching the heart of ''The Amazing Race," a show that manages, in 44 minutes, to make you care about average folks as they follow clues across the globe.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
An undeniable pleasure of National Treasure was watching a movie shot locally that wasn't haunted by a virus or by dead people.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
If you're going to tell a wildly implausible tale of fortune hunting and unlikely heroes, you could do worse than National Treasure.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It has no ambition, little sense and false sentiment, but it does have velocity, high spirits and scale.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The character of a scruffy computer nerd, played with might-as-well-enjoy-myself charm by little-known actor Justin Bartha, steals the picture from glossier players.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
If the Founding Fathers had known National Treasure would be the result of their efforts to forge a new nation, they might have reached for the Wite-Out.
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38

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Ten minutes into the picture, you're searching the screen for life-support machines.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's not just hard to believe any of this, it's impossible. And director Jon Turteltaub (Phenomenom) directs with robotic cheerlessness.
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20

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Disney's National Treasure is supposed to be family-friendly, a PG-rated action adventure free of hard violence and bad language. That's admirable, to be sure, but with a friend like this a family doesn't need sleeping pills.
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39 out of 100
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