National Treasure
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Benjamin Franklin Gates is a third generation treasure hunter. All his life, Gates has been searching for a treasure no one believed existed: amassed through the ages, moved across continents, to become the greatest treasure the world has ever known. Hidden by our Founding Fathers, they left clues to the Treasure's location right before our eyes--from our nation's birthplace, to the nation's capitol, to clues buried within the symbols on the dollar bill. Gates' life-long journey leads him to the last place anyone thought to look: a map hidden on the back of the Declaration of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A mild holiday caper, for the wettest of afternoons."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"So bad on so many levels."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Historical adventure is a fun romp for tweens and up."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Turteltaub manages to stitch it all together well enough so that the ludicrous nature of the characters' quest doesn't hit you until the final credits roll."
‑ James Mottram, Film4
"The treasure hunt is cool in this DVD, it's a whole game of numbers and quizzes go get to some of the Easter eggs."
‑ Michael Szymanski,
"This movie is a fortune wasted."
‑ Robert Abele, L.A. Weekly
"Cage? Movie star as social studies teacher."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Though Turtletaub's direction is inspired, everything else from acting, to plot, and dialogue falls flat..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"If you can see the film through the eyes of a child -- one who thinks a cheesy thriller is the ideal way to pick up new facts about history -- then this isn't that bad a yarn."
‑ Peter T. Chattaway, Christianity Today
"The film plays on every cliché and every stereotype imaginable, and part of its charm is playing them exactly to an audience's happiest expectations."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"National Treasure gets more entertaining as the preposterousness rises."
‑ Ed Park, Village Voice
"Taken simply as a popcorn flick, National Treasure has its pleasures."
‑ Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Not only safe for Junior and Grandma but also pretty entertaining."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Has almost nothing to recommend it (Justin Bartha's performance being the lone high point), not even any gnarly explosions, which doesn't bode well for our man Bruckheimer."
‑ Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat
"The historical touches make the film more akin to classics like "Raiders of the Lost Ark" than to duds like "Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (and ended simultaneously)"."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
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