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  • Summary: In this wild comedy fantasy, a bumbling night watchman (Stiller) at New York's Museum of Natural History inadvertently triggers a dormant curse that fully animates the dioramas, causing Mayans, Romans, Gladiators and cowboys to emerge, not to mention an angry T-Rex.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  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. 75
    Wonderfully energetic.
  3. 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.
  4. If the filmmakers had a script half as good as their special effects, Night at the Museum would be a must-see.
  5. Night at the Museum takes a can't-miss comedy premise and misses by a country mile.
  6. Director Levy struggles to find a uniform pitch that would agreeably blend together the gags, the visual effects and the obligatory heart moments. In its absence, there's a stop-and-start hollowness that confuses noise and chaos for comic energy.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 83 out of 104
  2. Negative: 12 out of 104
  1. HessaM
    Aug 5, 2007
    10
    Its really amazing film i like bin stiller and his funny films.
  2. wayneB.
    Dec 22, 2006
    10
    After getting off to as slow start, the movie goes into overdrive with spectacular special effects and nonstop action. Clever, well worth the ride!
  3. johnn.
    Dec 26, 2006
    9
    This holiday movies was a real escape into fun. My family loved the action the story and the small hidden feeding of history. It deserves This holiday movies was a real escape into fun. My family loved the action the story and the small hidden feeding of history. It deserves better rating from "critics". Expand
  4. KatarinaJ.
    Dec 30, 2006
    7
    Funny! Very creative, average acting.
  5. Mar 8, 2014
    7
    Night at the Museum is actually quite original in terms of plot, but it the execution that brings this flick slightly down. It definitelyNight at the Museum is actually quite original in terms of plot, but it the execution that brings this flick slightly down. It definitely could've been better. Expand
  6. ErikH
    Feb 2, 2007
    6
    Fun, but instantly forgettable.
  7. Fantasy
    Jan 19, 2007
    1
    Great movie if you checked your brains at the door, are under the age of ten, or recently had a lobotomy; otherwise it is moronic.

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