National Treasure (2004)
Front Cover Actor
Nicolas Cage Ben Gates
Diane Kruger Abigail Chase
Justin Bartha Riley Poole
Sean Bean Ian Howe
Jon Voight Patrick Gates
Harvey Keitel Sadusky
Christopher Plummer John Adams Gates
David Dayan Fisher Shaw
Stewart Finlay-McLennan Powell
Oleg Taktarov Shippen
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure
Director Jon Turteltaub
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer; Jon Turteltaub
Writer Jim Kouf; Oren Aviv
Studio BUENA VISTA HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 2 hr 11 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Like a Hardy Boys mystery on steroids, National Treasure offers popcorn thrills and enough boyish charm to overcome its rampant silliness. Although it was roundly criticized as a poor man's rip-off of Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Da Vinci Code, it's entertaining on its own ludicrous terms, and Nicolas Cage proves once again that one actor's infectious enthusiasm can compensate for a multitude of movie sins. The contrived plot involves Cage's present-day quest for the ancient treasure of the Knights Templar, kept secret through the ages by Freemasons past and present. Finding the treasure requires the theft of the Declaration of Independence (there are crucial treasure clues on the back, of course!), so you can add "caper comedy" to this Jerry Bruckheimer production's multi-genre appeal. Nobody will ever accuse director Jon Turtletaub of artistic ambition, but you've got to admit he serves up an enjoyable dose of PG-rated entertainment, full of musty clues, skeletons, deep tunnels, and harmless adventure in the old-school tradition. It's a load of hokum, but it's fun hokum, and that makes all the difference. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
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Index 1541
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 5/21/05
Purchase Price $15.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
IMDB
Folder 012
Product Details
Edition (Widescreen Edition)
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 786936242928
Chapters
Release Date 5/3/05
Subtitles French; Spanish
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen