75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
For all its dazzling computer-generated sequences, "Museum'' wouldn't be nearly the delight it is without the talents of some of the best comedians in the business.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
A fantastic holiday toy that, amazingly enough, doesn't require batteries.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Stuffed with smart performers doing graciously silly work, and all Levy has to do is manage traffic.
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Wonderfully energetic.
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63

Premiere

By Laine Ewen
After a slow start, this feel-good family film is a nice postcard from the Big Apple that may benefit New York and the Museum of Natural History as much as it does 20th Century Fox.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
What a dull, nice movie, wrenched from a wild premise and battered into docility.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Night at the Museum takes a can't-miss comedy premise and misses by a country mile.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
If the filmmakers had a script half as good as their special effects, Night at the Museum would be a must-see.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though the premise is clever -- everything comes to life at night in New York City's Natural History Museum -- this movie doesn't make the best comic use of the concept.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Director Levy struggles to find a uniform pitch that would agreeably blend together the gags, the visual effects and the obligatory heart moments. In its absence, there's a stop-and-start hollowness that confuses noise and chaos for comic energy.
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48 out of 100
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