Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 26
  2. Negative: 6 out of 26
  1. 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.
  2. 38
    It's another flick about maps, landmarks and buried treasure that makes "The Da Vinci Code" look like TOLSTOY.
  3. Like a grade-school version of an Indiana Jones adventure.
  4. 38
    "Mindless" applies, and Book of Secrets is more like a tame, endlessly repetitive amusement park ride than a motion picture.
  5. Reviewed by: Eric Alt
    38
    The movie does feature a nice, teasing chemistry between veteran actors Voight and Mirren (who clearly relishes the chance to break out of stuffy melodrama), but this shallow, empty puzzle requires more than playful banter to satisfy audiences willing to pay to play.
  6. Reviewed by: Jason McBride
    38
    Throughout all this, Cage's lazy, dull performance – who knew there were so many ways to express smugness? – is enlivened only by poorly timed bursts of exuberance.
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 170 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 89
  2. Negative: 32 out of 89
  1. Dec 29, 2011
    4
    Not as good as the original National Treasure, and even that was pretty horrific. The acting as always, is O.K. It's always the crazy and unbelievable storyline that ruined both movies. Full Review »
  2. Sep 23, 2013
    7
    Esta pelicula me gusto, la vi como una pelicula que esta llena de aventuras y que tiene un poco de accion.Lo malo de esta pelicula es que fue mas dirigida al publico infantil, y eso la puede desfavorar mas a la pelicula. Full Review »
  3. Apr 9, 2012
    10
    Well to me this film was FANTASTIC. I know this might be shocking because of what other people are saying but i think Nicolas Cage was a great actor in National treasure 1 and 2. I loved every part of the film. Full Review »