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National Treasure: Book of Secrets
In this adventure-filled sequel to the 2004 blockbuster National Treasure, Nicolas Cage reprises his role as artifact hunter and archaeologist extraordinaire Ben Franklin Gates. In this outing, Gates learns of his own family's implication in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth. Gates must then locate an elusive diary, not only to clear his family's name, but to unearth and connect several secrets, buried within the book, that point to a massive, global conspiracy. The film co-stars Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, and Helen Mirren as Ben's mother. Jerry Bruckheimer… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This just might be the silliest movie ever to feature three Academy Award winners."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"As much as you want to applaud the movie's winking commitment to its own Looney Tunes logic, it's frustrating when lazy and illogical plot devices are used like cattle prods."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"National Treasure: the Book of Secrets is an absurd adventure, but its absurdity is wacky and warmhearted. You have to suspend your disbelief, but so what? National Treasure: the Book of Secrets delivers on what it sets out to be: lively and"
‑ Tony Macklin, Fayetteville Free Weekly
"It's like doing a puzzle a second time. It's familiar, it's redundant and it's rarely exciting."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"Absurd second installment in the Indiana Jones-for-idiots franchise..."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Leave it to coproducer Jerry Bruckheimer to revive the Indiana Jones cycle without the period setting, the camp elements, or Spielberg's efficiency; director Jon Turteltaub just plods along."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"The movie's convoluted hide-and-seek plot also demands a White House break-in that makes about as much sense as subprime mortgage rates."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"The derivative National Treasure: Book of Secrets is a smooth, lightweight action film for undemanding audiences."
‑ Tim Grierson, Screen International
"If you can set aside the movie's countless flaws and just go to watch a stupid mindless movie, then you are good to go with this film."
‑ Kevin McCarthy, WJFK-FM (CBS Radio)
"Over-stimulating brain bubblegum guaranteed to take kids under ten straight to adrenaline heaven!"
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"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."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"National Treasure: Book of Secrets is a pretty typical blockbuster sequel, focused intently on appeasing what it thinks the audience wants, and missing out on what it takes to make a truly good movie."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"A slight improvement over its agreeable forebearer..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Unfortunately, "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" falls under the category of been there, done that."
‑ Adam Tobias, Watertown Daily Times
"Too bad such a stellar combo cast had to get dumbed down for such inconsequential pandemonium."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
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