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National Treasure: Book of Secrets Reviews

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Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times

Unfortunately, "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" falls under the category of been there, done that.

Full Review Source: Watertown Daily Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 20, 2008
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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This is a Mouth Agape Movie, during which your mouth hangs open in astonishment at one preposterous event after another.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

December 20, 2007
James Berardinelli
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Is it possible to enjoy Book of Secrets? Obviously, although its lunacy requires a level of suspension of disbelief that some will be incapable of attaining.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 21, 2007
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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All you want from a movie like this, really, is a little brainless fun, and it keeps holding out on you.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 20, 2007
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

There's sounder logic and more genuine sleuthing in a 'Scooby Doo' cartoon.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

December 24, 2007
Scott Weinberg

More than content to simply toss the same exact formula into the microwave and deliver its lukewarm cinematic leftovers to an always-hungry audience.

Full Review Source: Cinematical | Original Score: 2/5

December 21, 2007
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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It's virtually the same movie with new locations. Oh, plus Helen Mirren. Not a bad addition, but the popcorn fun is gone.

December 20, 2007
Tim Grierson
Screen International

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

Full Review Source: Screen International

July 23, 2008
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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This just might be the silliest movie ever to feature three Academy Award winners.

December 26, 2007
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Since Book of Secrets doesn't take its faux-intricate story seriously, there's no reason this review should either.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 21, 2007
Eric D. Snider

You wonder how anyone involved could possibly have thought what they were doing was coherent.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C

December 22, 2007
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

If you desperately need to escape the house this holiday season, avoid this treasure and see something else.

Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review | Original Score: 3/10

March 4, 2008
Victoria Alexander

Solve the P vs. NP Problem or figure out the plot of Book of Secrets.

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January 20, 2008
Bill Gibron

nothing more than a series of ADD driven vignettes held together by the flimsiest of plots, helmed by the dude who made 3 Ninjas.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

December 21, 2007
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper

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.

Full Review Source: Washington City Paper

February 29, 2008
Brian Orndorf

Helen Mirren provides adequate distraction from Justin Bartha's insufferable ad-libs. Yep, he's still comedy poison. Three years hasn't changed that.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D+

December 20, 2007
Prairie Miller

Too bad such a stellar combo cast had to get dumbed down for such inconsequential pandemonium.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

May 15, 2008
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

There's some fun...but the budding franchise seems already out of steam.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

January 4, 2008
Rebecca Murray

Unless you really love déjà vu experiences, there's no legitimate reason to sit through National Treasure: Book of Secrets in a theater.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C-

December 21, 2007
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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It's another flick about maps, landmarks and buried treasure that makes The Da Vinci Code look like Tolstoy.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 21, 2007
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
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Washington Post
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