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Generally favorable reviews- based on 190 Ratings

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  • Summary: Nicholas Cage stars as the brilliant treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates in who discovers a secret from our nation's past that will lead to the greatest adventure in history. (Disney)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 35
  2. Negative: 13 out of 35
  1. Overall the film is alluringly over-the-top without being overcooked.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    63
    It's a tomb-raiding adventure movie several notches below Indiana Jones status.
  3. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    50
    Ham-handed to start, with a fondness for cochlea-crushing decibel levels, National Treasure gets more entertaining as the preposterousness rises.
  4. 50
    National Treasure is so silly that the Monty Python version could use the same screenplay, line for line.
  5. 40
    It's a silly, stupendously artificial enterprise.
  6. 38
    National Treasure's storyline isn't compelling or coherent enough to warrant the term "plot."
  7. Isn't any fun at all, which is ultimately the most damning thing you can say about a Bruckheimer movie.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 85 out of 109
  2. Negative: 18 out of 109
  1. Sep 10, 2010
    10
    The critics have this all wrong. National Treasure was one of the best movies ever. P.S. There are like 50 guys who gave this a N/A score but said they loved it. What's up with that? Expand
  2. Mar 8, 2014
    10
    National Treasure is an intriguing adventure film with an interesting premise and carefully plotted clues about America's biggest secrets. Nicolas Cage is great as Ben Gates, and this is one of his best roles. Expand
  3. Feb 20, 2014
    9
    National Treasure is an enormous flawless movie, and it's very entertaining and exiting.

    The opening scene in National Treasure is
    completely super, and I really enjoyed the historical references in this wonderful movie. The story might be one of the best ever made, and combined with the enormous well played actors, couldn't this movie be more awesome as it is. National Treasure is an exiting movie that keeps me entertained, and it's also funny. The amount of action in National Treasure is the greatest thing about this movie, because it's so fascinating and entertaining. Another thing that's great about this movie is the music, it's so damn good! The ending in National Treasure is wonderful, and the movie overall never felt boring at any time, which is why I'm giving National treasure a 9/10.

    National Treasure gets a 9/10
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  4. Aug 23, 2010
    7
    A really interesting and entertaining movie. Lots of fun and I was really intrigues as to where and what the treasure would be. There were also lots of good chases and action. Pretty dece. Expand
  5. Jan 27, 2012
    7
    National Treasure does seem just unbelievable at times, but thanks to its talented cast, its wit and humor it ends up being one of the most entertaining films in recent years. I give this film a solid 74%. Expand
  6. Nov 15, 2013
    6
    "National Treasure" is the sort of movie that when you're watching it, you think it's great, but after watching it and you think it through, it's just kinda silly. You'll find many of the historical contents ridiculously inaccurate. Unless you slept through history classes, that is. Expand
  7. Jun 8, 2013
    5
    This film is so much fun! I love History and the film is pretty exciting, and honestly, I can't complain with that. The script and acting is average, but the movie is fun and the characters are likable. Expand

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