Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian
Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 22, 2009
DVD Release Date: December 1, 2009
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Night at the Museum: Battle at the Smithsonian is busy enough to keep the kids interested but the slapstick goes overboard and the special effects (however well executed) throw the production into mania.

David Denby
New Yorker

The result is pretty much a free-form traffic jam in which everyone fights everyone else.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

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.

Neil Pond
American Profile

The silliness meanders wildly, and Stiller looks like he's more than happy to let everyone else do most of the work.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

It's a collection of some of the most interesting figures throughout history and some of the most talented performers we have working today.

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Greg Quill
Toronto Star

Azaria pretty much steals the show.

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Simon Miraudo

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.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

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.

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Marvel at the movie's cheerful idiocy, which seems definitive -- even though the summer season has just begun -- and at the efficiency with which the filmmakers have dumbed down a dumb premise of proven success.

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Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire

Doesn't have the originality of the first film and feels a little boring as such.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Not bad. I dont usually like Ben Stiller. But this served as a perfect segue into my activities in DC with my girls. We are going to be exploring the… More
Directors Cat
Battle of the Smithsonian makes Night at the Museum look like Citizen Kane as somehow they've managed to throw in even more unneccesary CGI, Characters,… More
KJ Proulx
After seeing the first film, I was worried that they would just be milking the story for extra cash, and while that probably is the only reason this was made,… More
Jens S.
The follow up to Ben Stiller's hit goes by the motto: bigger, larger, more. And the idea to take it to the Washington Smithsonian museums, where you do not… More
Alex roy
Sequel to Night of the Museum is a mediocre attempt at capturing the essence of the original. Although the first was never anything great, I found it quite… More
Lady D'arbanville
[My predicted rating: 3] An entertaining follow up to the first, time has moved on, so we're in with the new and almost out with the old, introducing new… More