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
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  1. For all its dazzling computer-generated sequences, "Museum'' wouldn't be nearly the delight it is without the talents of some of the best comedians in the business.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    75
    Stuffed with smart performers doing graciously silly work, and all Levy has to do is manage traffic.
  3. A fantastic holiday toy that, amazingly enough, doesn't require batteries.
  4. 75
    Wonderfully energetic.
  5. 70
    It's a fun ride, and the big payoff -- that history turns out to be way cooler than its reputation suggests -- is even more gratifying. Bully!
  6. Drawn from a children's book by Croatian illustrator Milan Trenc, this fantasy isn't exactly heavy, but its ideological implications are interesting nevertheless.
  7. The truly bizarre Ben Stiller farce, Night at the Museum, is no laugh riot, and misfires all over the screen, but it develops its own unique charm and leaves a pleasant afterglow. A family audience could do worse for a comedy this holiday season.
  8. Night at the Museum ends up being a pretty fun all-ages comedy -- if you can survive its first 20 minutes.
  9. Reviewed by: Laine Ewen
    63
    After a slow start, this feel-good family film is a nice postcard from the Big Apple that may benefit New York and the Museum of Natural History as much as it does 20th Century Fox.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 250 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 105
  2. Negative: 12 out of 105
  1. Nov 15, 2011
    6
    "Night At the Museum" is way too formulaic, but hey, at least it makes you laugh.
  2. HessaM
    Aug 5, 2007
    10
    Its really amazing film i like bin stiller and his funny films.
  3. May 10, 2015
    7
    Not bad. For when it came out, this movie was something that we hadn't seen in a while.

    As per usual, Stiller is as bland as ever, being
    Not bad. For when it came out, this movie was something that we hadn't seen in a while.

    As per usual, Stiller is as bland as ever, being upstaged by any one or anything else that wonders into frame. I'm sorry, but I just don't get hist style of humor. It's too bland and pointless.

    Aside from him, I loved everything else. Decent effects, interesting story, and aside from when Stiller is talking, good humor.

    Overall:
    Night at the museum was surprisingly enjoyable, even with Stiller in the lead.
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