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Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian Reviews

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Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

Fitful and flighty, it's a frenetic diversion destined for a popular niche on the dvd shelf.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10

May 23, 2009
Steven D. Greydanus
Christianity Today

The Lincoln Memorial statue is something of a travesty.

Full Review Source: Christianity Today | Original Score: C

May 23, 2009
Fred Topel
Can Magazine

They fixed everything I found wrong with its predecessor, so I can only assume the filmmakers read my review and addressed my concerns point by point.

Full Review Source: Can Magazine

May 23, 2009
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

No passado, quando um grupo de comediantes deste calibre se reunia em uma produção, o filme era um evento. Hoje em dia, trata-se apenas da continuação ruim de um longa apenas razoável e que terá sido esquecido em menos de seis meses.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 2/5

May 23, 2009
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?

The best, and possibly only, reason to watch Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is the enchanting Amy Adams.

Full Review Source: What Would Toto Watch? | Original Score: 2/4

May 22, 2009
Kit Bowen
The Movie Kit

Maybe not as fresh and unique as the first one, the sequel has enough laugh-out-loud moments to enjoy.

Full Review Source: The Movie Kit

May 22, 2009
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum

Talented comedians Robin Williams and Ricky Gervais are wasted in small roles. Grownups chaperoning the youngsters will be bored as the 105 minutes seem interminable.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 22, 2009
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

It seems that the actors got together for this film just to have some fun, interacting with one another in an overblown SNL sketch with plenty of special effects.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 22, 2009
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Maybe the movie would be more fun if the ancient Egyptian tablet could bring Ben Stiller to life.

| Original Score: 2/4

May 22, 2009
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, is breezier than the first Museum, at least to me, which means in three years I'll be revising my opinion downward.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

May 22, 2009
Adam Fendelman
HollywoodChicago.com

The plot of this film feels like a garage sale jigsaw puzzle: its pieces out of order, warped and shoved into places they don't go with a few extra pieces thrown into the box.

Full Review Source: HollywoodChicago.com | Original Score: 2/5

May 22, 2009
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Musters only a few lackluster laughs...[but] has one trump card: it's a kid-friendly, "PG" film that celebrates museums.

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

May 22, 2009
Greg Quill
Toronto Star
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Azaria pretty much steals the show.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

May 22, 2009
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Marvel at the movie's cheerful idiocy, which seems definitive -- even though the summer season has just begun -- and at the efficiency with which the filmmakers have dumbed down a dumb premise of proven success.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

May 22, 2009
Belinda Luscombe
TIME Magazine
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In bringing history, literally, to life, and having as much fun with it as it is computer-graphically possible to have, director Shawn Levy and Reno 911 writers Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon at least make [Museum] worth noticing.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

May 22, 2009
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

This was a chance to show young people how history comes alive at the world's biggest museum, but instead, it makes the Smithsonian seem like a place where dopey comics go to croak.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 22, 2009
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

A big, bloated bore, so overstuffed with effects and racket that it's simply exhausting...the kind of empty extravaganza that gives family films a bad name.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: D

May 22, 2009
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Battle of the Smithsonian is far from art, but there's plenty of art in it, and for parents seeking a reasonable afternoon's entertainment for the kids, that's recommendation enough.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 22, 2009
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian throws everything -- history, high jinks, lots of famous faces in supporting roles -- at the museum walls to see what sticks. Happily, much of it does.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 3/4

May 22, 2009
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Adults who see this movie unaccompanied by a child should sign up pronto for therapy with Gabriel Byrne on In Treatment.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 22, 2009
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