National Treasure

National Treasure
National Treasure
  • PG
  • 2h 11m
  • 2004
Rotten46%
Common Sense Media Iconage 9+
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From Jerry Bruckheimer and Jon Turteltaub comes NATIONAL TREASURE. It's the thrilling, edge-of-your-seat adventure starring Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage (Best Actor) as Benjamin Franklin Gates. Ever since he was a boy, Gates has been obsessed with finding the legendary Knights Templar Treasure, the greatest fortune known to man. As Gates tries to find and decipher ancient riddles that will lead him to it, he's dogged by a ruthless enemy (Sean Bean) who wants the riches for himself. Now in a race against time, Gates must steal one of America's most sacred and guarded documents -- the Declaration of Independence -- or let it, and a key clue to the mystery, fall into dangerous hands. Heart-pounding chases, close calls, and the FBI turn Gates's quest into a high-stakes crime caper and the most exciting treasure hunt you've ever experienced.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten46%
Critics Consensus: National Treasure is no treasure, but it's a fun ride for those who can forgive its highly improbable plot.
Reviews
Time Out
Trevor Johnston
Fresh

A mild holiday caper, for the wettest of afternoons.

June 21, 2017
L.A. Weekly
Robert Abele
Rotten

This movie is a fortune wasted.

June 21, 2017
Village Voice
Ed Park
Fresh

National Treasure gets more entertaining as the preposterousness rises.

June 21, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
Rotten

So bad on so many levels.

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Historical adventure is a fun romp for tweens and up.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this action movie has a handful of explosions and some gunshots being fired at characters and into crowds. Characters are in frequent peril and some are taken hostage. The historical aspect is especially interesting for conspiracy theorists and treasure hunters, if a little fuzzy when it comes to nailing down actual facts. A minor character is killed (offscreen). When Ben says he is in trouble, his father asks if the woman he has with him is pregnant. There is a lot of reckless and irresponsible behavior, even within the traditions of this genre.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Family
  • Release Date:November 19, 2004
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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