National Treasure


National Treasure

Critics Consensus

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



Total Count: 177


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Benjamin Franklin Gates is a third generation treasure hunter. All his life, Gates has been searching for a treasure no one believed existed: amassed through the ages, moved across continents, to become the greatest treasure the world has ever known. Hidden by our Founding Fathers, they left clues to the Treasure's location right before our eyes--from our nation's birthplace, to the nation's capitol, to clues buried within the symbols on the dollar bill. Gates' life-long journey leads him to the last place anyone thought to look: a map hidden on the back of the Declaration of Independence. But what he thought was the final clue is only the beginning. Gates realizes in order to protect the world's greatest treasure, he must now do the unthinkable: steal the most revered, best guarded document in American history before it falls into the wrong hands. In a race against time, Gates must elude the authorities, stay one step ahead of his ruthless adversary, decipher the remaining clues and unlock the 2000 year-old mystery behind our greatest national treasure.


Nicolas Cage
as Ben Gates
Diane Kruger
as Abigail Chase
Justin Bartha
as Riley Poole
Sean Bean
as Ian Howe
Jon Voight
as Patrick Gates
Harvey Keitel
as Agent Sadusky
Christopher Plummer
as John Adams Gates
Hunter Gomez
as Young Ben Gates
Annie Parisse
as Agent Dawes
Mark Pellegrino
as Agent Johnson
Armando Riesco
as Agent Hendricks
Erik King
as Agent Colfax
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Critic Reviews for National Treasure

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Audience Reviews for National Treasure

  • 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
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • 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
  • Oct 18, 2012
    Boring and the plot is simply ridiculous. It's a Disney film? What did I just watch???? The death pit of Mr. Cage
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer

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