Night at the Museum Reviews

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March 3, 2007
Dark night of the soul is more like it.
January 3, 2007
What a dull, nice movie, wrenched from a wild premise and battered into docility.
January 3, 2007
A film that veers, often without much direction, between a family-friendly comic romp and an attempt to touch our souls with heartfelt emotion.
January 3, 2007
As mindless spectacle, this is reasonably entertaining.
December 30, 2006
... an aimless and riotous mess.
December 30, 2006
Stiller's continued efforts to court the broadest possible audience has taken the edge off his comedy.
December 30, 2006
December 30, 2006
Showcasing a glittering array of comedy talent from Ben Stiller to Ricky Gervais, Night At The Museum is a rare family treat.
December 29, 2006
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.
December 26, 2006
It's just so dopey.
December 22, 2006
Rarely has so much production value yielded so little in terms of audience engagement.
December 22, 2006
Fun for the whole family? Probably not, but certainly for those members who are only permitted to hang out when the lawyers say it's okay.
December 22, 2006
The movie, despite some lavish special effects, feels perfunctory and generic. Kids may well enjoy it (the 7-year-old with me giggled all the way through); adults may squirm.
December 22, 2006
Like the institution it portrays, Night at the Museum comes alive after dark. It's a perfect movie to take the kids to. Who knows, it might even inspire them to want to visit an actual museum.
December 22, 2006
It might be fair to give Ben Stiller an 'A' for effort, but to call what he does in this movie "acting" is a misnomer. He does a lot of running around, occasionally falling down or bumping into things.
December 22, 2006
Kids, supposedly too bored to go to such museums anymore (one of the film's messages, along with 'learn your history') should find this a Night to remember.
December 22, 2006
The special effects are far more inspired than the comedy in Night at the Museum, which strands several generations of performers in a highly derivative script and hackneyed direction.
December 22, 2006
Really young kids may like the noise and chaos of the movie, but the real museum on Central Park West has its own 'A Night at the Museum' program that sounds a lot better.
December 22, 2006
Night at the Museum, based on a kids' book by Milan Trenc, is so wonderfully energetic it doesn't leave much time for questions.
December 22, 2006
Night at the Museum is not just a wild runaround of computer-generated creatures. Well, OK, that's mostly what it is. Still, there is something of a plot.
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