National Treasure (2004, USA) C-131m. SCOPE ** D: Jon Turteltaub. Starring Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, Christopher Plummer, Mark Pellegrino. Typically contrived Jerry Bruckheimer production about treasure hunter Cage, who has spent his entire life searching for a legendary treasure. When he learns that the map to it may be on the back of the original Declaration of Independence, he must find a way to get hold of it - before his rival Bean steals it. Fast-paced adventure is never boring, although proceedings are extremely far-fetched and things fall into place much too conveniently for the plot.


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