National Treasure is a 2004 mystery adventure heist film from the Walt Disney Studios under Walt Disney Pictures. It was written by Jim Kouf, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Cormac Wibberley, and Marianne Wibberley, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and directed by Jon Turteltaub. It is the first film in the National Treasure franchise and stars Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, and Christopher Plummer. Cage plays Benjamin Gates, a historian and amateur cryptologist searching for a lost treasure, once protected by the Knights Templar and hidden by the Freemasons during the early years of the United States. A coded map on the back of the Declaration of Independence points to the location of the "national treasure", but Gates is not alone in his quest. Whoever can steal the Declaration and decode it first will find the greatest treasure in history. Benjamin Gates (Nicolas Cage) is a historian and amateur cryptologist, and the youngest descendant of a long line of treasure hunters. Though Ben's father, Patrick Gates (Jon Voight), tries to discourage Ben from following in the family line, as he had spent over 20 years looking for it and never
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I think this could have used a higher rating than PG but lower than PG-13. It's fun and adventurous. It makes U.S. history fun too even though much is fictional. I own it and think it's a good film that is entertaining and does a reasonable job at keeping sex and swearing limited.
The plot, dialogue, action, music and acting all come together to make this a fun movie, equal to or better than any of the Indiana Jones movies. This movie probably should have been PG-13 for language violence and some suggestive themes.August 26th, 2011 · Details
I am not a fan of Nicolas Cage, and when Disney's The DaVinci Co ... err, I mean, National Treasure, came out I almost gagged. This movie does not engage or impress in any way, but may be fun for kids to watch.