Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian
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Ben Stiller returns as Larry Daley, the unfortunate night watchman who continues to encounter living and breathing museum exhibits in Night at the Museum 2: Escape From the Smithsonian, 20th Century Fox's tent-pole sequel from director Shawn Levy. Scott Frank, Robert Ben Garant, and Thomas Lennon provide the script, with Chris Columbus returning to handle producing duties. Amy Adams (Enchanted) and Hank Azaria join the returning cast of Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, and Owen Wilson in the 1492 and 21 Laps Entertainment co-production. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

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"The result is pretty much a free-form traffic jam in which everyone fights everyone else."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, is breezier than the first Museum, at least to me, which means in three years I'll be revising my opinion downward."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"The silliness meanders wildly, and Stiller looks like he's more than happy to let everyone else do most of the work."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"Amy Adams is the lone saving grace to be found herein, which is a nice way of saying she's all that kept me from pondering "to be or not to be"."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian can be too cluttered and hyperactive to appreciate its broad pleasures."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"It's a collection of some of the most interesting figures throughout history and some of the most talented performers we have working today."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"Azaria pretty much steals the show."
‑ Greg Quill, Toronto Star
"I'm not sure if anyone in this film actually acted alongside anyone else, or if the performances were all cut together in the editing suite."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"No stone is left unturned."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"...what the heck, it's fun on the same level as the original..."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"This is a family comedy that will entertain the kids and amuse the grown-ups. It's also a rare Hollywood sequel that's better than the original."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"The museum sparkles, but the movie is awfully dull."
‑ Dan Kois, Washington Post
"Doesn't have the originality of the first film and feels a little boring as such."
‑ Sam Bathe, Fan The Fire
"One wonders if director Shawn Levy was more interested in cramming special effects into the movie than creating actual comedy."
‑ Sonny Bunch, Washington Times
"Amy Adams adds plenty of welcome 'moxie' (and a tight pair of aviator's britches), but otherwise there's not much here besides noise, chaos and monkey-slapping."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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