Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Synopsis
Smithsonian Institution comes to life when Museum of Natural History is closed for renovations. Security guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) infiltrates the Smithsonian Institute in order to rescue Jedediah (Owen Wilson) and Octavius (Steve Coogan), who...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Battle of the Smithsonian has plenty of life. But it's Adams who gives it zing.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Nothing elegant about Adams here, but she's terrific -- a sparkling screen presence. Her Earhart hoists this big-budget sequel above the...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Some of that frenetic running around has been replaced by inspired effects sequences and amusing riffs by the talented cast, especially new...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Far surpasses original.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Beware of idiocy's charms.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The problem with NATM:BOTS is that Stiller, Adams, and company seem to be pretending that they're having fun, too.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Resembles an enthusiastic but undisciplined child running amok through an exhibit.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

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Some of the results are delightfully loopy. Some are cornball.
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38

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The money shots of the living tableau are padded with jokes that feel embalmed before the actors get them out of their mouths.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's bigger, noisier, shinier, and dumber, and it has no earthly reason to exist.
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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

By samyangor
i have seen e orginal film to Night of the Musem it is so funny i give the first film 9 out of 9 Excellent Film but the second movie will twice as funnier then the first one and it Should Win for...

Good kiddie flick

By RandytheMovieFan
Didn't see the first movie but had a free pass to see a sneak peek of this sequel. A good movie to take the kids or grandkids to, very clean PG fun, some nice effects and it keeps moving along. A...

Oh Em Gee!

By KatBeeDee
The first one was HILARIOUS and amazing! Ben Stiller is pretty much wonderful, his sense of humor and style of comedy always makes me crack up. And yet, despite the fame the first movie got, and how...

Liberal Political Underpinnings

By moviegoer0297
I would have enjoyed the movie if it weren't for the fact that the movie is preaching a liberal agenda. Amelia Earhart represents Hillary Clinton, Abraham Lincoln Represents B.O. (Barak Obama) and...

Go Only if U are a Museum Attict

By kilolo11
I grew up in Chicago and fell in love with the Museum of Science & Industry plus numerous other great Museum's. I always wanted to hide in one of the exhibits until everyone left because I knew it...

So Funy!!!

By Bolt891
Fun In IMax...

Ooh.

By TwilightWerewolf
Can't wait for this movie, I loved the first, it was pretty good and it made me laugh :) I say you should go....

Yays!

By HannahShank18
I really enjoyed the first movie, i am exciting for this one!...

A blast thru out the times.

By SoCalZine
It was a much needed improvement over the last movie that came out in 2006. Great characters, as well as great actors. There was much more comedy in this movie and I must say I rather enjoyed it. The...

A MUST SEE MOVIE!!!!

By sky28
HUMOR!!! HISTORY!!!!! GREAT FAMILY MOVIE.... WE WENT TO THE 2 PM SHOW.....3/4 OF AUDEANCE ARE FAMILY'S OR 4 OR MORE. EVERYONE LAUGHED, CHEERED EVEN ROOTED FOR THEIR CHARACTER! ACTOR/ACTRESS WERE...

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Rated PG | For mild action and brief language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ Fun, fast-paced sequel is more upbeat than the original.
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