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Based on 35 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's not just hard to believe any of this, it's impossible. And director Jon Turteltaub (Phenomenom) directs with robotic cheerlessness. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It has no ambition, little sense and false sentiment, but it does have velocity, high spirits and scale. show more

  • 38
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Ten minutes into the picture, you're searching the screen for life-support machines. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Disney's National Treasure is supposed to be family-friendly, a PG-rated action adventure free of hard violence and bad language. That's admirable, to be sure, but with a friend like this a family doesn't need sleeping pills. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    An undeniable pleasure of National Treasure was watching a movie shot locally that wasn't haunted by a virus or by dead people. show more

  • 38
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    If the Founding Fathers had known National Treasure would be the result of their efforts to forge a new nation, they might have reached for the Wite-Out. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    If you're going to tell a wildly implausible tale of fortune hunting and unlikely heroes, you could do worse than National Treasure. show more

  • 75
    Allison Benedikt Chicago Tribune

    Overall the film is alluringly over-the-top without being overcooked. show more

  • 75
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    A wholesome, headlong extravaganza - a sort of North by Northeast sans high style and erotic innuendo. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    The film whirls by in a satisfying torrent of chases, escapes and discoveries. show more

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