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National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)



Critic Consensus: A talented cast goes to waste in the improbable National Treasure: Book of Secrets, which is eerily similar to the first film.

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In this adventure-filled sequel to the 2004 blockbuster National Treasure, Nicolas Cage reprises his role as artifact hunter and archaeologist extraordinaire Ben Franklin Gates. In this outing, Gates learns of his own family's implication in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth. Gates must then locate an elusive diary, not only to clear his family's name, but to unearth and connect several secrets, buried within the book, that point to a massive, global conspiracy. The film co-stars Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, and Helen Mirren as Ben's mother. Jerry Bruckheimer returns as producer. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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Nicolas Cage
as Ben Gates
Justin Bartha
as Riley Poole
Diane Kruger
as Abigail Chase
Jon Voight
as Patrick Gates
Helen Mirren
as Emily Appleton
Ed Harris
as Mitch Wilkinson
Bruce Greenwood
as The President
Ty Burrell
as Connor
Alicia Coppola
as FBI Agent Spellman
Armando Riesco
as FBI Agent Hendricks
Albert Hall
as Dr. Nichols
Joel Gretsch
as Thomas Gates
Christian Camargo
as John Wilkes Booth
Brent Briscoe
as Michael O'Laughlen
Billy Unger
as Charles Gates
Brad Rowe
as Agent Hooper
Zachary Gordon
as Lincoln Conspiracy Kid
Peter Woodward
as Palace Guard Haggis
Oliver Muirhead
as Control Room Guard
Larry Cedar
as Control Room Guard
Troy Winbush
as Agent Hammer
Billy Devlin
as Agent Sledge
William R. Johnson
as Agent Stander
Richard Cutting
as Agent Tyme
Alicia Leigh Willis
as Lady Customer
Rachel Cora Wood
as Girl Customer
Rachel Cora Wood
as Girl Customer
Natalie Dreyfuss
as Angry College Girl
Michael Stone Forrest
as Press Secretary
Susan Lynskey
as Asst. Press Secretary
David E. Goodman
as Assistant Press Secretary
Grant Thompson
as Boat Patrolman
Patrizia Dizebba
as Press Secretary's Secretary
Jon Abel
as Senator
Maryellen Aviano
as Senator's Wife
Eric W. Carlson
as Air Force General
Mary Firestone
as FBI Agent Doer
Robert Koch
as FBI Agent Stayres
Randy Travis
as Celebrity Music Star
Emerson Brooks
as FBI Agent Steppes
Tim Talman
as FBI Agent Cade
Emily Joyce
as Palace Guide
Glenn Beck
as Abraham Lincoln
Stephen Hibbert
as Tourist On Toilet
Judy Renihan
as Mary Todd Lincoln
Susan Beresford
as Mrs. Mountchessington
Jonathan Emmett
as Palace Guard Soldier
Demetri Goritsas
as Asa Trenchard
C.C. Smiff
as Major Rathbone
Demitri Goritsas
as Asa Trenchard
David Ury
as Barkeep
Milsey Peter Miles
as Beer Truck Driver
Ben Homewood
as Taxi Passenger
Michael McCafferty
as Snooty Historian
Russ Widdall
as Treasure Fanatic
Hans George Struhar
as Range River Owner
as Mover
John Travis
as Helicopter Pilot Mike
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Critic Reviews for National Treasure: Book of Secrets

All Critics (130) | Top Critics (39)

The plot is illogical to the core, which one would have accepted had the film been a sheer roller-coaster ride, leaving you little time to notice the holes in the plot.

January 29, 2019 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

The derivative National Treasure: Book of Secrets is a smooth, lightweight action film for undemanding audiences.

July 23, 2008

Less twisty than its 2004 predecessor and yet somehow more incoherent, National Treasure: Book of Secrets plays like a duplicate schematic of the first.

February 1, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

This just might be the silliest movie ever to feature three Academy Award winners.

December 26, 2007

Leave it to coproducer Jerry Bruckheimer to revive the Indiana Jones cycle without the period setting, the camp elements, or Spielberg's efficiency; director Jon Turteltaub just plods along.

December 26, 2007

Since Book of Secrets doesn't take its faux-intricate story seriously, there's no reason this review should either.

December 21, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for National Treasure: Book of Secrets

I'll be honest I can't remember the first very much but I did quite like this. The cast is very good for just a silly film, Jon Voight, Ed Harris, Harvey Keitel and Cage...impressive. The film is really a kind of filler for the absence of 'Indy 4' or any Indy films really, and lets be honest its nowhere near as good but it is fun. The story is silly as hell again, all revolving around the history of the US and its founding fathers. The cast do make it seem greater than it is for sure, the film is also allot funnier than the first I think, its quite humorous throughout and this actually adds and doesn't detract from the film. All the action set pieces are not really any different from any other movie and the final sequence inside some caves near Mount Rushmore seems to be ripped straight out of 'The Goonies', but the whole boys mystery and adventure setup is always good fun and light hearted, harking back to older cinema romps in black and white. These type of films do have a nice pleasant charm to them, no excessive violence or swearing just good old fashioned treasure hunting, just one thing, what on earth is happening to Nic Cages hair?

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

I hate that this film is the exact same film as the first, but it's still fun. A bit sillier at times and slightly more unbelievable, but still a fun ride. Although I have no desire to buy this DVD ever, anytime the movie comes on TV, I normally watch it simply because it's entertaining.

Jameson Worley
Jameson Worley

Super Reviewer

Nicholas Cage + Jerry Bruckheimer = Peanut butter and jelly. But would you want to eat that as a staple of your diet? Me Neither. However, there comes a time when such a sandwich would hit the spot. I'm drunk and I'm watching National Treasure 2. It's silly, crazy bullshit, but dammit, I'm having fun. I bet children would love this movie and if ever I have any, I will be sure to pass this along.

Emily Armstrong
Emily Armstrong

Super Reviewer

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