Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian Reviews

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November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
June 1, 2009
The result is pretty much a free-form traffic jam in which everyone fights everyone else.
May 26, 2009
It's a collection of some of the most interesting figures throughout history and some of the most talented performers we have working today.
May 26, 2009
This is a family comedy that will entertain the kids and amuse the grown-ups. It's also a rare Hollywood sequel that's better than the original.
May 25, 2009
a scattergun trawl through human (albeit mostly American) history and culture, with the emphasis more on entertainment than instruction.
May 24, 2009
All up it's Levy's best work so far and while I realise that's faint praise, it's far from being damning.
May 22, 2009
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.
May 22, 2009
Azaria pretty much steals the show.
May 22, 2009
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.
May 22, 2009
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.
May 22, 2009
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.
May 22, 2009
Adults who see this movie unaccompanied by a child should sign up pronto for therapy with Gabriel Byrne on In Treatment.
May 22, 2009
Adults have the choice of either admiring the scenery or taking a nap. There's not much else worth doing. Certainly, paying attention to the story is an exercise in futility, but you're welcome to try...
May 22, 2009
A super-size rehash of the original.
May 22, 2009
Pleasant, innocuous and intermittently thrilling family entertainment.
May 22, 2009
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian seems to go on for several days and nights, though in fact it lasts just 105 minutes. I checked my watch. A lot.
May 22, 2009
The film offers enough ingenious touches and playful humor that the less-inspired elements hit with a screech.
May 22, 2009
Once these creatures do come to life for a second outing, the promise soon evaporates and the clever comedy, built largely on crisscrossing anachronisms and various sly cultural references, is not enough to sustain a romp that is all rather predictable.
May 22, 2009
Battle of the Smithsonian is packed with odd characters, eccentric arguments and ornate special effects, and while it's never transcendently funny enough to be seriously impressive, it is chock full of family-friendly giggles.
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