National Treasure: Book of Secrets Reviews

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November 16, 2011
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December 26, 2007
This just might be the silliest movie ever to feature three Academy Award winners.
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.
December 21, 2007
This sequel is what you would expect: If you liked the original, you'll probably enjoy this retread. But be warned: It bogs down in a drawn-out scene near the end.
December 21, 2007
As much as you want to applaud the movie's winking commitment to its own Looney Tunes logic, it's frustrating when lazy and illogical plot devices are used like cattle prods.
December 21, 2007
The movie's convoluted hide-and-seek plot also demands a White House break-in that makes about as much sense as subprime mortgage rates.
December 21, 2007
This American history-themed action thriller doesn't get many points for realism, but it makes up ground in so many other areas that you probably won't care.
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.
December 21, 2007
The hyperactive sequel National Treasure: Book of Secrets sends its archaeologist hero on a globetrotting quest that might have been devised after a long night of Wikipedia surfing.
December 21, 2007
It's another flick about maps, landmarks and buried treasure that makes The Da Vinci Code look like Tolstoy.
December 21, 2007
All you can do is sit and watch, and wish there was more wonder.
December 21, 2007
Tepid and predictable though the action largely is, Bartha provides intermittent comic relief and Mirren is her usual droll self.
December 21, 2007
This National Treasure sequel, like its 2004 original, is a dumb movie about smart people that uses just enough historical trivia to make you feel like you're bettered by the experience.
December 21, 2007
As long as it's galloping along, the movie's perfectly good popcorn -- in itself a rarity these days -- but eventually you get down to the burnt kernels at the bottom of the bag.
December 21, 2007
As with the first movie, Book of Secrets leaps around like a choppy travel documentary.
December 21, 2007
A thumping, gabby slog.
December 21, 2007
This diminishing-returns sequel sends Nicolas Cage on another quest to strike it rich, get young auds excited about history and solve puzzles that are generally less stimulating than yesterday's Sudoku.
December 21, 2007
Everything has been significantly amped up -- bigger, louder, further removed from reality -- but it also feels that much more forced. Cage and Kruger seem like they're not having much fun this time around, and Bartha still gets the best throwaway lines.
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