Night at the Museum Synopsis
A night watchman (Ben Stiller) at a museum of natural history makes a startling discovery.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Fun!

By avckc
This movie is fun for the whole family. The story is weak, but Ben Stiller is great. By playing it straight, he manages to make silly, stupid things seem very funny. The bonus here is that you can...

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By Brit07
I love this movie! Entertaining from beginning to end! I love the idea of the museum coming to life at night, its fun and something I always wondered about what would happen when all the lights are...

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By Bmahmoudi
It could have been netter, Like no one would take their kid to work at night. But it was funny and had its moments...

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By culturevulture1
A funny, goofy, cartoonish adventure film that should please most who attend. Appropriate for tots because the violence and language are both non-threatening and unoffensive. Loved Robin Williams!...

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very funny

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funny...

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By masters1
Was an enjoyable movie, i am partial for i am a big ben stiller fan but the special effects, the actineg were top notch. The feellings and memories, the excitement of the "wonder" if any of...

He did it again!

By skittlesjules
Ben Stiller always makes me laugh and he didn't dissapoint me in this movie. Super funny!...

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Great Movie for Everyone

By Jimbodini
I didn't have high hopes for this film. But I was pleasantly surprised. I agree, it's a little corny. But it's so corny you actually just find yourself laughing out loud, involuntarily. I didn't...

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Rated PG | For mild action, language and brief rude humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ Cute adventure; OK for tweens, but a little scary for kids.
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