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Night At the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

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Shawn Levy

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About the Movie

Night has fallen upon the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The guides have gone home, the lights are out, the school kids are tucked in their beds...yet something incredible is stirring as former night guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) finds himself lured into his biggest, most imagination-boggling adventure yet. In this second installment of the Night at the Museum saga, Larry faces a battle so epic it could only unfold in the corridors of the world's largest museum. Now, Larry must try to save his formerly inanimate friends from what could be their last stand amid the wonders of the Smithsonian, all of which, from the famous paintings on the walls to the rocket ships in the halls, suddenly have a mind of their own.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 164
  • Fresh: 72
  • Rotten: 92
  • Average Rating: 5.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Pleasant, innocuous and intermittently thrilling family entertainment. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Adults who see this movie unaccompanied by a child should sign up pronto for therapy with Gabriel Byrne on In Treatment. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Feb 3, 2011

Rotten: 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. – Belinda Luscombe, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: 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. – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


Just as good as the first and with great new characters and slapstick laughs. Click {YES} if you loved Hank Azaria(KAH-MUN-RAH}.

entertainment from the best...

I enjoyed a lot about this movie: The fast pace, the constant action, the playfulness of it all, and just how ridiculous it all was, in a fun way.
Although, 90 percent of this movie seemed to be made up of actors improvising their lines, so that was a bit awkward to see scenes that seemed unplanned, but it was still ok.
This is a fun movie, less cinematic than the first one, but more ridiculous and on a much bigger scale of "adventure" i guess you call it.
I had fun watching it, but I'll admit it's more of a kids movie and has no basic point other than wanting to entertain you.

Great Movie

I thought this movie was really enjoyable- Amy Adams was great as Amelia Earhart. :) Hilarious- great movie to watch with your kids.

Night At the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Kids & Family
  • Released: 2009

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