75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
A welcome throwback to family-friendly PG moviemaking.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Director Jon Turteltaub has fun with Indian glyphs, giant stone pulleys, and an Indy Jones-worthy City of Gold located beneath the rocky shoals of Mount Rushmore.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
It contains all the elements from the original film...But that's the problem: It's virtually the same movie with new locations. Oh, plus Helen Mirren. Not a bad addition, but the popcorn fun is gone.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Often as noisy, dippy, and enjoyable as 2004's "National Treasure," and when it's not, it's just another sequel, more absurd than most.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
If there was an iota of plausibility to any of this, we could forgive the film's greater leaps of imagination - all those break-ins of absurdly unprotected bastions of Western civilization. But this is not audience-participation suspense. All you can do is sit and watch, and wish there was more wonder.
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It shares all the original's shortcomings —--it’s too long and too loud and filled with historical disinformation -- but none of the snap that made "National Treasure" fun for kids and a guilty pleasure for some adults.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This sequel is what you would expect: If you liked the original, you'll probably enjoy this retread. But be warned: It bogs down in a drawn-out scene near the end. There's certainly nothing to treasure about this movie, but if a popcorn movie with moderate intrigue and occasional humor is what you're after, this is just the ticket.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie has terrific if completely unbelievable special effects. The actors had fun, I guess. You might, too, if you like goofiness like this.
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
All you want from a movie like this, really, is a little brainless fun, and it keeps holding out on you. Everyone looks fatigued. Even Cage’s toupee seems ambivalent about having signed on for a sequel.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Like a grade-school version of an Indiana Jones adventure.
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48 out of 100
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