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Ben Stiller in ‘Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian’
A "marvelously executed" family film, or a "listless, rote sequel"?
 

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is a great family film, said Natasha Vargas-Cooper in E! Online. Ben Stiller stars in this “ticklish mix of history and horseplay,” and “such a simple idea—statues, fossils, and photographs come to life after dark—is executed marvelously.” (watch the trailer for Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian)

“There is some fun to be had in watching big, clumsy things run noisily through a museum,” said Betsy Sharkey in the Los Angeles Times. But there’s “no real moral to this story,” and it’s “not so much a movie as a series of running antiquity gags—good for a comedy club, not so much for the multiplex.”

“Whether you're 6 or 60, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is crap,” said Rene Rodriguez in The Miami Herald. “Even Ben Stiller looks bored out of his mind,” and for the most part “no one involved with this listless, rote sequel to the 2006 smash hit seems to have put much effort into it.”

 

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