Night At The Museum

Night At The Museum

Night At The Museum

Museum security guard Larry dreams of big things despite being perpetually down on his luck – the classic Ben Stiller role. On the graveyard shift, Larry accidentally unleashes an ancient curse that brings the museum’s displays to life. Havoc ensues as Neanderthals start fires, Attila the Hun pillages other exhibits and the T-Rex runs rampant.

Owen Wilson plays a tiny little diorama cowboy, Dick Van Dyke and Mickey Rooney play the day shift guards, and Robin Williams is the wax figure of Theodore Roosevelt from whom Larry seeks counsel. Also notably starring Ricky Gervais & Steve Coogan.

2006Rating: PG108 minsUSA
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Very nice.

I was impressed. I'm very quick to bag family/kids films these days - being brought up on the genius of Zemeckis & Spielberg films, like Back To The Future etc. But I thought was constantly entertaining, and held a certain magic which came close to - if not reaching - the same level as those great family films of the 80s.

4.0
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Review

My kid loved it. I can see the fun in it, and I think it was well done. Ben Stiller I thought was better than I'd ever seen him. I couldn't help but wonder if these films have the magic I remember films having when I was a teenager. Back To The Future was a movie I especially remember loving as a youngster, I don't think a movie like this holds that...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

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This rambunctious, "Jumanji"-style extravaganza is a gallery of special effects in search of a story; rarely has so much production value yielded so little in terms of audience engagement...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

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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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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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The bulk of the movie is a series of sight gags and set pieces that wreak much havoc but little else...

0
Film Threat

Film Threat

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The premise of Night at the Museum is definitely a bit more creative than the standard family films we are used to at this time of year, but the problem is that the film is marred with many gags that are outdated and therefore feel cheap...

2.0
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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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This energetically charmless 'family' fantasy lies there dead on screen, occasionally twitching at a funny line...

2.0
0
Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

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Drawn from a children's book by Croatian illustrator Milan Trenc, this fantasy isn't exactly heavy, but its ideological implications are interesting nevertheless...

0
BBC

BBC

press

Despite a couple of half-hearted romantic subplots and earnest messaging on the virtues of doing your homework, this trip to the museum ends up being unusually fun...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

This rambunctious, "Jumanji"-style extravaganza is a gallery of special effects in search of a story; rarely has so much production value yielded so little in terms of audience engagement...

0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

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...

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The bulk of the movie is a series of sight gags and set pieces that wreak much havoc but little else...

0
Film Threat

Film Threat

press

The premise of Night at the Museum is definitely a bit more creative than the standard family films we are used to at this time of year, but the problem is that the film is marred with many gags that are outdated and therefore feel cheap...

2.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

This energetically charmless 'family' fantasy lies there dead on screen, occasionally twitching at a funny line...

2.0
0
Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

press

Drawn from a children's book by Croatian illustrator Milan Trenc, this fantasy isn't exactly heavy, but its ideological implications are interesting nevertheless...

0
BBC

BBC

press

Despite a couple of half-hearted romantic subplots and earnest messaging on the virtues of doing your homework, this trip to the museum ends up being unusually fun...

3.0
0

Very nice.

I was impressed. I'm very quick to bag family/kids films these days - being brought up on the genius of Zemeckis & Spielberg films, like Back To The Future etc. But I thought was constantly entertaining, and held a certain magic which came close to - if not reaching - the same level as those great family films of the 80s.

4.0
0

Review

My kid loved it. I can see the fun in it, and I think it was well done. Ben Stiller I thought was better than I'd ever seen him. I couldn't help but wonder if these films have the magic I remember films having when I was a teenager. Back To The Future was a movie I especially remember loving as a youngster, I don't think a movie like this holds that...

4.0
0