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National Treasure (2004)
IMDb Rating 6.8
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Nicolas Cage Ben Gates
Diane Kruger Abigail Chase
Justin Bartha Riley Poole
Sean Bean Ian Howe
Harvey Keitel Sadusky
Christopher Plummer John Adams Gates
Jon Voight Patrick Gates
David Dayan Fisher Shaw
Stewart Finlay-McLennan Powell
Oleg Taktarov Shippen
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
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure
Director Jon Turteltaub
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer; Jon Turteltaub
Writer Jim Kouf; Cormac Wibberley; Oren Aviv; Marianne Wibberley
Studio Disney / Buena Vista
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 131 mins
Movie Release Date 11/19/2004
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 511
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 8/15/2005
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 786936242928
Release Date 5/3/2005
Subtitles French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen
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