National Treasure: Book of Secrets Synopsis
Treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates looks to discover the truth behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
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San Francisco Chronicle

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

By Steven Rea
Like a grade-school version of an Indiana Jones adventure.
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By Irabil
This is a wonderful action movie. The story is interesting. I am not sure it answers the plots question in the end but the chase is on and victory is achieved. A MUST GO TO SEE....

Great Sequel

By tamarka
I looked forward to this movie and was not disappointed. The action is still there jumping from one place to another and the chase scene was really good. I loved the interaction of "his parents"...

Best Sequel ...ever?

By katherinekiyoko
I was very excited for the midnight premiere, but unsure of how well the sequel would actually be. But, this one completely broke the stereotype. In my opinion, it was even better than the first one....

National Treasure

By Moodysqd
I loved the first movie - I'm a real fan of any movie that involves treasure hunting and the thought that our ancestors may have been thinking forward to us and leaving us messages, clues, and even...


By kingpita
I went to see this movie when it opened at midnight and I was surprised. I normally don't expect much from sequels but this exceeded all of my expectations and actually left me thinking about a...


By BpMsQb07
AMAZING MOVIE! i didnt think it would have been as good as the first but i think it might have been as good, if not maybe better than the first! i will definately have to add this movie to my DVD...

National Treasure: no sequal after taste

By therese_mz
Unlike Pirates of The Caribbean 2 which tasted heavy of a third movie, and was as confusing as plots could be, this Indiana Jones esque sequel sticks to one plot line, has wonderful comedic timing,...

I saw the world premier!

By mikehole
I saw the world premier this past Thursday and it was excellent! The scene in Buckingham Palace is hilarious. Bravo....

Great characters in this film

By newkillerstar
I liked the first one a lot, but you really fall in love with the characters in this one. Cage and Kruger are both awesome but Riley was so hilarious in this one, you almost wish he could get his own...

not shabby

By juspain
Probably not as cool as the first one, but still was interesting, and opens you mind to new adventures...

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Rated PG | For some violence and action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Action-packed treasure hunt is age-appropriate but so-so.
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