National Treasure: Book of Secrets
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

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… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 21, 2007
DVD Release Date: May 18, 2008
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A talented cast goes to waste in the improbable National Treasure: Book of Secrets, which is eerily similar to the first film.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

This just might be the silliest movie ever to feature three Academy Award winners.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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.

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Joshua Starnes

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.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

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.

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Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly

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

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

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.

Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

This American history-themed action thriller doesn't get many points for realism, but it makes up ground in so many other areas that you probably won't care.

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Tim Grierson
Screen International

The derivative National Treasure: Book of Secrets is a smooth, lightweight action film for undemanding audiences.

Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
A fun ride with lots of the same fun from the first movie. While lots of what happens in these movies stretches the imagination the cast does a very good job of… More
Emily Armstrong
Nicholas Cage + Jerry Bruckheimer = Peanut butter and jelly. But would you want to eat that as a staple of your diet? Me Neither. However, there comes a time… More
Phil Hubbs
I'll be honest I can't remember the first very much but I did quite like this. The cast is very good for just a silly film, Jon Voight, Ed Harris,… More
Candy Rose
This is the sequel to the first National Treasure movie. Ben's great great grandfather was implicated in the assassination of President Lincoln, so Ben… More
Jameson Worley
I hate that this film is the exact same film as the first, but it's still fun. A bit sillier at times and slightly more unbelievable, but still a fun ride.… More
Jim Careter
This sequel surpasses the original. It had more exciting chase scenes. Its acting was average as usual. The plot was a major improvement, being even more… More