National Treasure 2004

National Treasure

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National Treasure is no treasure, but it's a fun ride for those who can forgive its highly improbable plot.

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Historian and code-breaker Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) has been searching his whole life for a rumored treasure dating back to the creation of the United States. Joining an expedition led by fellow treasure hunter Ian Howe (Sean Bean), Gates finds an ice-locked Colonial ship in the Arctic Circle that contains a clue linking the treasure to the Declaration of Independence. But when Howe betrays him, Gates has to race to get to the document ahead of his so-called colleague.

Cast & Crew

Diane Kruger
Abigail Chase
Justin Bartha
Riley Poole
Sean Bean
Ian Howe
Jon Voight
Patrick Gates
Christopher Plummer
John Adams Gates
Hunter Gomez
Young Ben Gates
Don McManus
Dr. Stan Herbert
Annie Parisse
Agent Dawes
Oren Aviv
Producer
Caleb Deschanel
Cinematographer
William Goldenberg
Film Editor
Geoff Hubbard
Art Direction
Anne D. McCulley
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Critic Reviews for National Treasure

All Critics (179) | Top Critics (43) | Fresh (82) | Rotten (97)

Audience Reviews for National Treasure

  • Jun 19, 2020
    Maybe the real National Treasure was this movie we watched along the way. Okay so I didn't love National Treasure, but it 100% is what it's supposed to be. I never watched it as a kid, this was literally the first time I've ever seen more than about 5 minutes of it, so I don't have the nostalgia thing that a lot of people do, but I do think I'll watch it again. And, even though I didn't much like the sequel, I think I'd still definitely try out a 3rd National Treasure if it ever got made.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • May 28, 2016
    Ugh. Nicolas Cage stars(?) in this forgettable adventure flick as some guy with a dumb historical name and a thirst for treasure. That should be enough to tell you what this movie is. Overly long, illogical, and a bit too boring, National Treasure is a harmless family film remembered simply because Nicolas Cage is Illuminati. Don't waste your time unless you and the family need something to do.
    Ben B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 08, 2013
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  • Nov 12, 2012
    The easiest way to describe this movie is as an attempt to make a modern version of Indiana Jones with ridiculous plot and bad cast. However, this one has one of the best twists ever: Sean Bean survives!!!
    Mate M Super Reviewer

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