| Original Score: 7/10
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.
...lightweight and inoffensive...
| Original Score: 2.5/4
it's one of those high concept childhood fantasy films that will stay in your heart long after watching it
| Original Score: 3.5/5
It's a better than average CGI-fest, more often silly than funny. But it makes some good points about courage, self-respect, and the importance of learning about history.
| Original Score: B
Just like 'Sack-a ja-we-a', let us guide you to a little treasure at the museum.
You know what? There are few better antidotes to intense Oscar-wanna-be releases and treacly holiday throwaways than a fun, high-concept starring 3-4 generations of comedians. Yeah, I said it.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Overall this was a good show for the kids and family.
| Original Score: 3/4
'Night at the Museum' has a setup that's so juicy, it's easy to forgive the film when it falls short of its potential.
| Original Score: 4/5
about as distracting and inoffensive as Jumanji before it, and heck, it might even teach kids that history can be fun!
| Original Score: 3/5
Stiller correctly plays straight man to the army of CGI beasties, but also to some of the world's best comics.
As mindless spectacle, this is reasonably entertaining.
Night at the Museum is more amusement park ride than a walk through the halls of history, but sometimes a slap fight with a monkey is preferable to a lesson on Sacajawea.
| Original Score: B-
Sure, Night At The Museum isn't about to win any awards for originality, but this is a flick that exhibits a fine sense of fun.
Levy, for his part, keeps the pace brisk and the storytelling simple.
Showcasing a glittering array of comedy talent from Ben Stiller to Ricky Gervais, Night At The Museum is a rare family treat.
| Original Score: 3/5
The computer-generated action in the museum is predictably flawless but cleverly executed to make events far wittier and more exciting than they have any right to be.
...a winning family trifle.