National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)



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

Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: PG (for some violence and action)
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: Cormac Wibberly, Marianne Wibberly, Marianne Wibberley, Cormac Wibberley
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 18, 2008
Box Office: $219.9M
Buena Vista Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for National Treasure: Book of Secrets

All Critics (135) | Top Critics (33)

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.

Full Review… | April 20, 2011

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

Full Review… | February 2, 2009
Fayetteville Free Weekly

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

Full Review… | July 23, 2008
Screen International

A slight improvement over its agreeable forebearer...

Full Review… | June 18, 2008
Reel Film Reviews

It's like doing a puzzle a second time. It's familiar, it's redundant and it's rarely exciting.

Full Review… | June 9, 2008

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.

Full Review… | June 1, 2008

Audience Reviews for National Treasure: Book of Secrets


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 pulling it all together.

John Manard

Super Reviewer

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, Harvey Keitel and Cage...impressive. The film is really a kind of filler for the absence of 'Indy 4' or any Indy films really, and lets be honest its nowhere near as good but it is fun. The story is silly as hell again, all revolving around the history of the US and its founding fathers.
The cast do make it seem greater than it is for sure, the film is also allot funnier than the first I think, its quite humorous throughout and this actually adds and doesn't detract from the film. All the action set pieces are not really any different from any other movie and the final sequence inside some caves near Mount Rushmore seems to be ripped straight out of 'The Goonies', but the whole boys mystery and adventure setup is always good fun and light hearted, harking back to older cinema romps in black and white.

These type of films do have a nice pleasant charm to them, no excessive violence or swearing just good old fashioned treasure hunting, just one thing, what on earth is happening to Nic Cages hair?

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

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. Although I have no desire to buy this DVD ever, anytime the movie comes on TV, I normally watch it simply because it's entertaining.

Jameson Worley

Super Reviewer

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