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.
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Critic Reviews for Night at the Museum
What a dull, nice movie, wrenched from a wild premise and battered into docility.
A film that veers, often without much direction, between a family-friendly comic romp and an attempt to touch our souls with heartfelt emotion.
Stiller's continued efforts to court the broadest possible audience has taken the edge off his comedy.
Audience Reviews for Night at the Museum
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.
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,
Non-threatening. Non-offensive. Non-intersting but somehow still pleasant.
Night at the Museum Quotes
|Easter Island Head:||Hey! Dum-dum!|
|Easter Island Head:||You give me gum-gum!|
|Larry Daley:||I give you gum-gum?|
|Octavius:||We may be small, but our hearts are large!|
|Larry Daley:||Everything in the museum come to life at night!|
|Octavius:||(War) It's something we do to pass the time.|
|Jedediah:||Look, we're men. We fight, okay? That's what we do!|
|Octavius:||It's kinda how we pass the time.|
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