Night at the Museum (2006)



Critic 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.

Movie Info

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 a challenge he will face when he grudgingly accepts the supposedly menial graveyard shift as a security guard at the Natural History Museum. On his very first night on the job, Larry is handed an over-sized flashlight and a dog-eared instruction manual, then … More

Rating: PG (for mild action, language and brief rude humor)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Milan Trenc, Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 24, 2007
Box Office: $250.8M
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as Larry Daley

as Rebecca

as Teddy Roosevelt

as Cecil Fredricks

as Reginald

as Nick Daley

as Dr. McPhee

as Erica Daley

as Attila the Hun

as Ahkmenrah

as Sacajawea

as Octavius

as Debbie

as Jedediah

as Voice of Easter Isla...

as Christopher Columbus

as Taxi Driver

as Neanderthal No. 1

as Neanderthal No. 2

as Neanderthal No. 3

as Neanderthal No. 4

as Hun No. 1

as Hun No. 2

as Hun No. 3

as Teacher (Mike)

as TV News Anchor

as Friend No. 1

as Friend No. 2

as Politician

as Irish Worker

as Chinese Rail Worker

as Viking

as Chinese Terra Cotta ...

as Blind Driver

as Larry Riding Double

as Stunt Driver

as Teddy Stand-In

as Taxi Driver
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Critic Reviews for Night at the Museum

All Critics (134) | Top Critics (34)

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

Full Review… | December 6, 2014
Antagony & Ecstasy

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.

Full Review… | June 17, 2009

...lightweight and inoffensive...

Full Review… | July 28, 2007
Reel Film Reviews

. Its narrative is just pitched toward adolescent fantasy and silly, frequently obvious shenanigans to a hearty degree, and with no sort of consistent inner logic the movie tilts toward fleeting entertainment, with no inherent replay value or strongly fel

Full Review… | June 25, 2007
IGN Movies

Not everything on display is sufficiently alive in this museum-set comedy adventure.

Full Review… | June 13, 2007

it's one of those high concept childhood fantasy films that will stay in your heart long after watching it

Full Review… | June 1, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Night at the Museum


I normally dont like Ben stiller but this was a nice movie and very enjoyable.

John Manard

Super Reviewer

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 are many moments that do, this is still a very fun family film that can be enjoyed any time. No, it does not break any new ground, but the sure joy that comes from watching all of these things and people come to life was a blast to see unfold. After many dead ends throughout his life, Larry Daley finds himself being hired as a night guard at the Museum of Natural History and it is his job to keep it secure once he finds out that all hell breaks loose at night. I think I have more fun watching this than I should, but it really is just a harmless family adventure that has it's moments. It is funny when it needs to be (even if it does go a little overboard) and it's charming when the charm feels necessary. "Night at the Museum" earns a mild recommendation.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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 Wilson as the Cowboy and Robin Williams as President Teddy Roosevelt. They have to stop the retired security guards from stealing the treasures that bring them to life. Good to see Dick Van Dyke as one of the security guards,

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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