Box art for National Treasure

National Treasure

  • Rated PG

action & adventure


From Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, and Jon Turteltaub, director of PHENOMENON, comes NATIONAL TREASURE.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    44%
  • Audience Score
    76%

common sense

ON for kids age 9
Consumerism
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
Educational value
1 out of 5
Language
1 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
1 out of 5
Sex
1 out of 5
Violence
2 out of 5

Historical adventure is a fun romp for tweens and up.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this action movie has a handful of explosions and some gunshots being fired at characters and into crowds. Characters are in frequent peril and some are taken hostage. The historical aspect is especially interesting for conspiracy theorists and treasure hunters, if a little fuzzy when it comes to nailing down actual facts. A minor character is killed (offscreen). When Ben says he is in trouble, his father asks if the woman he has with him is pregnant. There is a lot of reckless and irresponsible behavior, even within the traditions of this genre.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about their own family legends and heirlooms. What are some of the stories associated with them? What do you do to make sure they're safe?
  • Talk about how movies and TV can alter the facts of history. What sources do you use to learn the true facts of history?
  • What kinds of messages about taking risks and breaking the law does this movie contain? What's the difference between thrilling entertainment and encouraging bad behavior?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    44%
    reviews counted: 1
    see all National Treasure reviews
  • Audience

    76%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh:

- Luke Buckmaster, In Film Australia, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

2 stars

Fun, but terrible.

- fb100002359227440, Sunday, July 29, 2012

2 stars

Fun, but terrible.

- fb100002359227440, Sunday, July 29, 2012

2 stars

Fun, but terrible.

- fb100002359227440, Sunday, July 29, 2012