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National Treasure: Book of Secrets Reviews

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Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
January 20, 2008
Solve the P vs. NP Problem or figure out the plot of Book of Secrets.
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Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
January 17, 2008
It's never a good sign when you can figure out a movie's secret plot before the characters involved.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
January 14, 2008
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Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 9, 2008
I'd stop well short of calling it a cinematic treasure, but it's better than the first one, and that's worth at least a few gold doubloons in my book.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
January 6, 2008
Practically a duplicate of the breezy (and bloated) original, National Treasure: Book of Secrets is not without charm, but it lacks the thrill seeker's joy of discovery.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
January 4, 2008
There's some fun...but the budding franchise seems already out of steam.
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
January 2, 2008
A national embarrassment.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
December 29, 2007
Given the emphasis on history ... [it] reminded me of a line from the Herman's Hermits tune about that jolly historical figure Henry the Eighth: "Second verse, same as the first."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Ramsey
MovieJuice!
December 28, 2007
Now our heroes are off to the Library of Congress, which is as close as most of this audience will ever come to a book that isn't filled with stamps.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 27, 2007
A little sillier than the original, and a little stupider, and somehow it still manages to be shockingly enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
December 26, 2007
In a story even more far fetched than the last one, Nic Cage and company prove that enjoyable characters can make up for a lot of bad plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4.0
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
December 26, 2007
This just might be the silliest movie ever to feature three Academy Award winners.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
December 26, 2007
Leave it to coproducer Jerry Bruckheimer to revive the Indiana Jones cycle without the period setting, the camp elements, or Spielberg's efficiency; director Jon Turteltaub just plods along.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 25, 2007
Probable box-office success doesn't keep it from being a largely uninspired concoction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
December 24, 2007
There's sounder logic and more genuine sleuthing in a 'Scooby Doo' cartoon.
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
December 24, 2007
You get the uneasy feeling that they're making it up as they go along.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
December 23, 2007
an exercise in silliness, but it's also undeniably a great deal of fun
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
December 23, 2007
Familiarity doesn't breed contempt here, but it's so familiar as to keep us from getting caught up in the scavenger hunt this time around.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
December 23, 2007
Continuing the whodunit/where-is-it/what-does-it-mean formula, it's a fun-filled romp, chock-full-of-historical trivia.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
December 22, 2007
Mirren and Voight provide much of the fun here as their characters argue about who's responsible for their divorce and longtime estrangement.
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