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National Treasure (DVD)

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American history gets a cool make-over in this Jerry Bruckheimer-produced comedic action thriller. Nicholas Cage plays Ben Gates, the descendent of an...

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Super

“One to Treasure.”

published 23/09/2017

ProGood fun film, family friendly again.

ConsMusic, and some of the script.

National Treasure DVD review National Treasure is a 2004 adventure movie starring Nicolas Cage. This is another one of my favourites that I almost never watched. I remember the first trailer I saw for it, it was on one of the Saturday morning kids TV programmes (SMTV or CDUK or something) and...

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“A Diamond in the Rough”

published 02/03/2007

Pro Great action, brilliant fun performances, Imagini...

Cons Slightly predictable, annoying DVD menu system

►►► Synopsis Ever since he was a young boy and his grandfather enthralled him with tales of a vast treasure which over the years has grown bigger and bigger, Benjamin Gates (Nicolas Cage) has been on a mission to discover the mythical treasure. But having discovered the latest...

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“A Film To Treasure”

published 13/07/2008

ProSolid acting, fun storyline, interesting ideas, fa...

ConsVery silly and unbelievable in places

National Treasure (2004) - FILM ONLY REVIEW Certificate: PG (UK) / PG (USA) / PG (Ireland) Run time: 131 minutes Director: Jon Turteltaub Main cast: Ben Gates - Nicholas Cage Abigail Chase - Diane Kruger Riley Poole - Justin Bartha Ian Howe - Sean Bean Patrick Gates - Jon Voight Special Agent...

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Super

ProA good action yarn

ConsA tenuous plot

~ ~ Every Christmas the mad cabbie and his young lass (13-year-old daughter) take in a movie at the local multiplex. It’s become something of a tradition, and we make a real treat of it, pigging out on the Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, scoffing big tubs of popcorn, and generally having a whale of a...

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Excellent

“Indiana gets CAGEd!!”

published 15/01/2005

ProInteresting storyline, good acting, suitable for a...

ConsA little over the top in some places

National Treasure : The greatest adventure history has ever revealed. From the makers of Pirates of the Caribbean, Walt Disney. What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon before you have to trawl your way into work, than writing a review for Ciao. Now I’m about due one I think, I try not to...

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“He's got the bl**dy map !”

published 11/01/2005

ProA good, entertaining film.

ConsNothing original.

Whatever happened to the "adventure" genre movies ? In the 80's, we had classics such as "The Goonies", "Jewel Of The Nile", "Romancing The Stone" and, of course, the "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" and Indy films. Over the past few years, there have been very few of these types of movies - "The Mummy"...

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Good

ProQuite funny and exciting in places...

Cons... just not in enough of them!

National Treasure is a bit like Indiana Jones for kids without most of the things that made Indy so hugely enjoyable. Nicholas Cage plays Ben Gates, who comes from a long line of treasure-hunting maniacs (well, that's being a little unkind, but most of the archeological and historical world view...

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“Fool's Gold”

published 07/01/2005

ProIt looks good

ConsIt isn't as good as it looks

Ben Gates is the latest in a long line of treasure hunters following clues to get their hands on a bounty of legendary proportions squirreled away by the Founding Fathers. The latest clue is on the back of the Declaration of Independence, so he must get his hands on it before ally-turned-enemy...

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“Manhatten Island Treasure”

published 25/01/2005

ProAction packed adventure

ConsFar fetched story, inplausible clue cracking

Everyone dreams of finding treasure some time in their life; the anticipation, the adventure, notoriety and boundless wealth. This common dream has inspired films for centuries including Treasure Island, Tomb Raider, Indiana Jones, to name but a few. National Treasure, released in the UK in...

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Super

ProA good, enjoyable script, with an excellent cast a...

ConsJustin Bartha will either annoy you or seem like t...

It seems that movie studios have suddenly caught up with the fact that Indiana Jones series were highly successful films. There now seems to be more and more ancient treasure hunting style movies being made. The two Tomb Raider movies lead the way and now we have the latest film from the Pirates...

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Good

ProMindless fun

ConsPoor story, indifferent acting, poor characters

This film was never at the top of my list of films to see over the Christmas period but one dreary afternoon we decided to go to the cinema and this looked like it might be the best of a bad bunch. I had heard a bit about it and seen an interview with Nicholas Cage, and felt like it might be...

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Super

“Modern Day Treasure Hunters”

published 12/04/2009

ProGreat acting and story

ConsSean Bean playing the baddie again!

Well this was my hubby’s film choice and I am just so glad it was not a western. I was a bit dubious as he bought this film and the sequel in one go so I was praying that this film would be good as I knew I would have to watch the second one regardless even if I did not enjoy the first. The film...

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“National Treasure review”

published 14/01/2009

ProEngaging story

ConsCan drag a little

National Treasure is an action adventure starring Nicholas Cage and directed by Jon Turteltaub, who also directed "Cool Runnings". In this film, Benjamin Gates (Cage) is descended from treasure hunters, and, as a boy, his grandfather tells him of a treasure over 1000 years ago that has changed...

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Excellent

“National Treasure”

published 27/10/2008

Proread opp

Consread opp

National Treasure has to be one of my favourite Disney Movies in the last 10 years, and even though I think of myself logically too old for Disney films, this particular film has such a likeable, watchable quality to it, and at times reminds me of my younger years. For me national treasure has...

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“Born A Treasure”

published 01/06/2005

ProVery Fun, Exciting, Based Loosely On Historical Fa...

ConsExtremely Silly

As a child Benjamin Franklin Gates (first names sound familiar?) was brought up on wild stories of thrilling battles, breathtaking chases and heroic knights saving damsels in distress from certain death, but one story stuck with him throughout his whole life, a tale of a buried treasure so...

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Product Information : National Treasure (DVD)

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American history gets a cool make-over in this Jerry Bruckheimer-produced comedic action thriller. Nicholas Cage plays Ben Gates, the descendent of an early American patriot who has left him information relating to a vast treasure, hidden during the Revolutionary War by the Freemasons. A clue at the north pole sets things in motion, and Ben must use his formidable cryptography skills to decipher puzzles hidden in the most unlikely places--one appears on the dollar bill, and another is on the back of the U.S. constitution. Ben's unscrupulous former partner (Sean Bean) and his gang of thugs are also after the treasure for selfish, evil purposes. A plot to steal the constitution sets off a 13-colony-wide chase with all the trimmings: cops going after the wrong man, the rescue of a cute female cryptographer (Diane Kruger) who tags along for the ride, and Jon Voight answering the door in the middle of the night as Ben's disapproving father. High-speed editing and a clever script make this an enjoyable history lesson, with Cage's character masquerading as his own versions of Sherlock Holmes, Indiana Jones, and an over-caffeinated Washington D.C. tour guide. He and Kruger demonstrate some fine romantic chemistry, and Justin Bartha gets off some legitimately funny lines as Ben's long-suffering sidekick. Last but not least, Harvey Keitel makes a very cool FBI chief.

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