National Treasure: Book of Secrets Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
April 20, 2011
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 | Original Score: 6.5/10
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tim Grierson
Screen International
July 23, 2008
The derivative National Treasure: Book of Secrets is a smooth, lightweight action film for undemanding audiences.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 18, 2008
A slight improvement over its agreeable forebearer...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
June 9, 2008
It's like doing a puzzle a second time. It's familiar, it's redundant and it's rarely exciting.
Kevin McCarthy
WJFK-FM (CBS Radio)
June 1, 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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
May 20, 2008
Unfortunately, "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" falls under the category of been there, done that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 20, 2008
Absurd second installment in the Indiana Jones-for-idiots franchise...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
May 16, 2008
Over-stimulating brain bubblegum guaranteed to take kids under ten straight to adrenaline heaven!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
May 15, 2008
Too bad such a stellar combo cast had to get dumbed down for such inconsequential pandemonium.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 26, 2008
Even sillier and less entertaining than the first film in this series.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 4, 2008
If you desperately need to escape the house this holiday season, avoid this treasure and see something else.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
February 29, 2008
Ultimately, Book of Secretsis an embarrassingly by-the-numbers rehash of the first National Treasure, lighter on the swirly, emotion-cuing music but still well-trafficked in ridiculous feats and worse dialogue.
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
February 28, 2008
The first installment was a moronic, overblown scavenger hunt masquerading as a high concept social studies lesson. The sequel is bigger, louder and, implausible as it is to believe, even more preposterous.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 11, 2008
Keeps us entertained with the sheer spectacle of the thing, rather than anything actually interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 9, 2008
This movie isn't much different from the original "National Treasure."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
February 2, 2008
The gimmicks have worn off and the performances have gone stale in this uninspired sequel to a surprisingly fun adventure film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
February 1, 2008
Less twisty than its 2004 predecessor and yet somehow more incoherent, National Treasure: Book of Secrets plays like a duplicate schematic of the first.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
January 25, 2008
Uma diversão esquecível; algo que você consome, digere e elimina sem conseguir se lembrar posteriormente do que passou por sua garganta.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
January 21, 2008
Just like the original, it's too caught up in its mythological zeal and furious pacing to do much for our "Indiana" jones. A capably filmed diversion that's breathlessly wired for whiplash but instantly forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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