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National Treasure: Book of Secrets Reviews

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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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 20, 2007
This is a Mouth Agape Movie, during which your mouth hangs open in astonishment at one preposterous event after another.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
December 21, 2007
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
December 20, 2007
All you want from a movie like this, really, is a little brainless fun, and it keeps holding out on you.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
December 24, 2007
There's sounder logic and more genuine sleuthing in a 'Scooby Doo' cartoon.
Scott Weinberg
December 21, 2007
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 | Original Score: 2/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
December 20, 2007
It's virtually the same movie with new locations. Oh, plus Helen Mirren. Not a bad addition, but the popcorn fun is gone.
Tim Grierson
Screen International
July 23, 2008
The derivative National Treasure: Book of Secrets is a smooth, lightweight action film for undemanding audiences.
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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.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
December 21, 2007
Since Book of Secrets doesn't take its faux-intricate story seriously, there's no reason this review should either.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
December 22, 2007
You wonder how anyone involved could possibly have thought what they were doing was coherent.
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
Victoria Alexander
January 20, 2008
Solve the P vs. NP Problem or figure out the plot of Book of Secrets.
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Bill Gibron
December 21, 2007
nothing more than a series of ADD driven vignettes held together by the flimsiest of plots, helmed by the dude who made 3 Ninjas.
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
Brian Orndorf
December 20, 2007
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 | Original Score: D+
Prairie Miller
May 15, 2008
Too bad such a stellar combo cast had to get dumbed down for such inconsequential pandemonium.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
January 4, 2008
There's some fun...but the budding franchise seems already out of steam.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Rebecca Murray
December 21, 2007
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 | Original Score: C-
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
December 21, 2007
It's another flick about maps, landmarks and buried treasure that makes The Da Vinci Code look like Tolstoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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