National Treasure: Book of Secrets

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1 out of 5 stars
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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

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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