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
124 mins

Cast and crew

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