Benjamin Franklin Gates descends from a family of treasure-seekers who've all hunted for the same thing: a war chest hidden by the Founding Fathers after the Revolutionary War. Ben's close to discovering its whereabouts, as is his competition, but the FBI is also hip to the hunt. Written by
On the yellow piece of paper, on which Ian (Sean Bean) was writing out the secret message contained on the pipe found on the "Charlotte", there was drawn, at the top of the page, two crossed swords with a circle between them. This drawing is the logo for Bean's hometown Football Club, Sheffield United known also as The Blades. See more »
After Ben, Abigail & Riley leave Patrick's house, they are seen entering Philadelphia on the Ben Franklin Bridge, which connects New Jersey to Pennsylvania. However, they were traveling from the Washington DC area, the logical route of travel would have been Rt 95 northbound, which travels through Maryland, Delaware and goes directly into PA. They would not have needed to travel through NJ at all. See more »
Completely unbelievable but fun romp around the world looking for treasure...it won't win any awards but its a good two hours at the movies.
The plot to trying to find a lost treasure a clue to which is on the back of the Declaration of Independence is so beyond belief that its best to simply begin by throwing up your hands and accepting it for what it is. Certainly the cast has thrown reality to the wind and appears to be having a grand time.
My only complaint, and its what keeps me from saying you you should see this in a theater instead of renting it, is that the pacing is off. It needs a zipper pace to get us from A to B. Certainly it moves well, but there were times when I just wanted to to move a bit faster. Its a minor fault, but one that prevented me from really loving this.
7 out of 10. Definitely worth seeing, preferably for less than what they charge for a full price movie admission these days.
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