Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  1. Stranded in this charmless fantasy, Stiller is reduced to his old halting, squirming tricks.
  2. This movie is made by and for people who don't care about good storytelling.
  3. 33
    Stiller's continued efforts to court the broadest possible audience has taken the edge off his comedy. Whenever he shares screen time with Williams, it looks like the grim future he's mapping out for himself.
  4. Reviewed by: Shawn Badgley
    20
    Watching Williams as Teddy Roosevelt ogle through binoculars Sacajawea (Mizuo Peck) while she stalks around a glassed-in display like some hippie chick in a buffalo-skin straitjacket after a bad trip at Woodstock ’94 makes me sad and uncomfortable.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 220 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 99
  2. Negative: 12 out of 99
  1. Nov 15, 2011
    6
    "Night At the Museum" is way too formulaic, but hey, at least it makes you laugh.
  2. Aug 28, 2014
    8
    Just as good of a movie as I expected it to be. Lots of humor, good build-up thorough the story, great shades of personalities from humans and animals - and other things - alike.

    Perhaps this could have been funnier still, but then again, it worked better this way.

    The visuals looked great and believable.

    (And I am beginning to grow convinced that Ben Stiller cannot star without Owen Wilson - and likewise.)
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  3. Jul 24, 2014
    6
    When it first came out, I enjoyed it an laughed along. As the years go by, on the other hand, the film becomes more cheesy and formulaic and underwhelming. Ben Stiller simply acts like an idiot to be funny, which is his 'thing', but he has to try something new. The ensemble cast could generate a few laughs, but in hindsight, there will probably be no reviewing. Full Review »