Night at the Museum
Night at the Museum (2006)

Larry Daley, a down-and-out dreamer whose imaginative ideas have never paid off, finds himself in desperate need of a job. Larry has always believed he was destined for big things. But, he has no idea just how literally gargantuan and hairy… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 22, 2006
DVD Release Date: April 24, 2007
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Parents might call this either a spectacle-filled adventure or a shallow and vapid CG-fest, depending on whether they choose to embrace this on the same level as their kids.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

What a dull, nice movie, wrenched from a wild premise and battered into docility.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

... an aimless and riotous mess.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

One of the most neutrally adequate blockbusters of the modern age.

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Bill Zwecker
Chicago Sun-Times

A film that veers, often without much direction, between a family-friendly comic romp and an attempt to touch our souls with heartfelt emotion.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

Stiller's continued efforts to court the broadest possible audience has taken the edge off his comedy.

Steve Biodrowski

This is a good example of Hollywood commercial calculation that actually pays off with a few entertainment dividends. It all seems very cold and calculated, and yet the film still turns out to be decently entertaining.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

As mindless spectacle, this is reasonably entertaining.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's just so dopey.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A flat affair, and one I won't have a hard time forgetting.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
I normally dont like Ben stiller but this was a nice movie and very enjoyable.
Christian C
Non-threatening. Non-offensive. Non-intersting but somehow still pleasant.
KJ Proulx
You'd think that with such a ridiculous premise and with such cheesy humour that "Night at the Museum" will go down in flames, and although there… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
An unfortunately dull comedy with an interesting concept but a flatline plot.
Candy Rose
Ben Stiller is Larry a security guard in a museum. He discovers the exhibition characters come alive at night. The characters are all great especially Owen… More
Directors Cat
Night at the Museum has a very interesting premise that might have worked if put in the right hands. Unfortunately, what you get is a one joke, CGI infested,… More