National Treasure: Book of Secrets

1 out of 5 stars
As Nicolas Cage grows ever closer, in terms of subtlety, to his Fu Manchu from Grindhouse, you begin to wonder if this bug-eyed actor isn’t perfect for a poorer man’s The Da Vinci Code. For this go-around, he’s even cribbed Tom Hanks’s receding hairline. As with the 2004 original, plot and reason are quickly jettisoned for an insulting, noisome adventure, this time involving Mount Rushmore, a presidential tome and hidden Native American gold (aren’t we done stealing from these people?). Amazingly, Helen Mirren shows up as Cage’s mom.

By: Joshua Rothkopf


Release details

Release date: Friday December 21 2007
Duration: 124 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jon Turteltaub
Screenwriter: The Wibberleys
Cast: Nicolas Cage
Justin Bartha
Diane Krüger
Jon Voight
Helen Mirren
Ed Harris
Harvey Keitel
Bruce Greenwood
Brent Briscoe