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Based on 26 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 70 )
  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    A welcome throwback to family-friendly PG moviemaking. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    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. There's certainly nothing to treasure about this movie, but if a popcorn movie with moderate intrigue and occasional humor is what you're after, this is just the ticket. show more

  • 38
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Like a grade-school version of an Indiana Jones adventure. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    If there was an iota of plausibility to any of this, we could forgive the film's greater leaps of imagination - all those break-ins of absurdly unprotected bastions of Western civilization. But this is not audience-participation suspense. All you can do is sit and watch, and wish there was more wonder. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    It contains all the elements from the original film...But that's the problem: It's virtually the same movie with new locations. Oh, plus Helen Mirren. Not a bad addition, but the popcorn fun is gone. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie has terrific if completely unbelievable special effects. The actors had fun, I guess. You might, too, if you like goofiness like this. show more

  • 50
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    It shares all the original's shortcomings —--it’s too long and too loud and filled with historical disinformation -- but none of the snap that made "National Treasure" fun for kids and a guilty pleasure for some adults. show more

  • 50
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Often as noisy, dippy, and enjoyable as 2004's "National Treasure," and when it's not, it's just another sequel, more absurd than most. show more

  • 38
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    All you want from a movie like this, really, is a little brainless fun, and it keeps holding out on you. Everyone looks fatigued. Even Cage’s toupee seems ambivalent about having signed on for a sequel. show more

  • 38
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    It's another flick about maps, landmarks and buried treasure that makes "The Da Vinci Code" look like TOLSTOY. show more

  • October 01, 2008 Almalbuff
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    The movie wasn't thought out, slow and treated the audience as stupid. In the first movie Gates mother was considered dead, this movie she was divorced. This movie was made to just make money.

  • August 24, 2008 Lil mikey 1012
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    it was allright

  • July 20, 2008 Ichabod Crane
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    Incredibly slow and boring....we sat down 3 times to MAKE ourselves finish watching this turkey....

  • May 22, 2008 Big burtha
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    Loved it everybody at my house loved it!!!!

  • May 22, 2008 status8one
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    this movie is really horrible!! bad acting!stupid story line, yeaaa lets put clues in peoples desk's and put a underground lair in some mountains lol!! sucks!

  • May 22, 2008 olemissie57
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    This movie is exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This movie is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This movie is thrilling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1Over all this movie is one of the best in the World!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • May 22, 2008 diy3
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    My husband and I saw this movie and LOVED IT! We almost didn't go because of the critics reviews. Glad we checked it out for ourselves.

  • May 22, 2008 jdobson196
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    Nice family viewing if you are bored and looking for an alternative to sleep. The plot is not even faintly believable at an adult level but entertaining for second or third graders.

  • May 22, 2008 scsachik
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    I absolutely loved this movie! I love the action and adventure. Who cares if it's not believable? I loved it and will definitely buy it on DVD. It was just as good as the first one, if not better. Go watch it! You'll be entertained!

  • May 22, 2008 Jay Crisp
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    This movie was totally awesome.........the scene with Mount Rushmore was totally mind blowing. Nicholas Cage is one of the best actors of our time, and he gets it. He gets the idea that families still like to go to movies and watch them together, not split up. Go and see this movie, and give it to thumbs up.

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