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At Theaters: 5/22/2009 On Video: 12/1/2009
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 48 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 539952
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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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.
DETAILED STORYLINE
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Action Comedy - Like the first film, this is an effects-heavy comedy/adventure for the whole family that has large appeal for kids and parents but not as much to star Ben Stiller's young adult fans. Amy Adams joins the cast and gives the film a new romantic angle for female viewers.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Ben Stiller MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA, TROPIC THUNDER
Amy Adams JULIE & JULIA, SUNSHINE CLEANING, DOUBT
Owen Wilson MARLEY & ME, DRILLBIT TAYLOR
Hank Azaria YEAR ONE, RUN, FAT BOY, RUN, ALONG CAME POLLY
Wri/Dir/Actor: Christopher Guest FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
Alain Chabat DIDIER
Robin Williams OLD DOGS, AUGUST RUSH, LICENSE TO WED
Director: Shawn Levy NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, THE PINK PANTHER
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Production Notes Heading
Bigger Museum, Grander Adventure
On Exhibit: Characters New And Familiar
The Largest Museum In The World
Costumes From A Plethoria Of Periods
Smithsonian Alive: The Effects
Night At The Museum: The Imax Experience
A Brief Guide To The New Exhibits
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Some miscellaneous profanities.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Hits and fights.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None.
ACTION: Fights and chases.
COMEDY: Slapstick, banter, animal humor.
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Critic's Review Heading

Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Average The best thing that can be said about the second Night at the Museum (which bears the unnecessarily long full title of Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian) is that it's harmless. And pointless. And dumb.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Below Average Oh, did I dislike this film. It made me squirm. Its premise is lame, its plot relentlessly predictable, its characters with personalities that would distinguish picture books,...

USA Today Full Review
Average Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian resembles an enthusiastic but undisciplined child running amok through an exhibit. The exuberance might be admirable, but the headlong dashing and lurching around are major distractions.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 267 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
74
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
14
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
30
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
16
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
21
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
51
Very High
100%
30+Adults (F)
61
Very High
97%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 267 moviegoers:
CHILDREN:They LOVED "NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM."
TEENS:Great reviews from females. Nearly all of them rated it very high. Males reviews are very high, but not quite great. Nearly a third of them only rated it as "Good/Average."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Great reviews from females. Nearly all of them rated it very high. Three-quarters of the males loved it. The rest rated it average to below average.
ADULTS:Great reviews from both the males and females. Nearly all of them rated it very high.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
The fun begins as Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) has left behind the low-paying world of guarding museums to become a sought-after inventor of Daley Devices infomercial products. He seems to have it all - but something is missing in his life, something that draws him back to his old haunt, the Museum of Natural History, where he once had the magical night of a lifetime. There, he makes an unsettling discovery. His favorite exhibits, indeed some of his truest friends, have been deemed out-of-date. Packed into crates, they await shipment to the vast archives of the Smithsonian.

Their fate is unknown - that is, until Larry receives a distress call from the miniature cowboy Jedediah (Owen Wilson), who informs him of an impending disaster. It seems the newcomers have awoken their new digs, including the Egyptian ruler, Kahmunrah (Hank Azaria), who's in a particularly nasty mood after 3,000 years of slumber. Now, he and a trio of history's most heinous henchmen - namely Ivan the Terrible (Christopher Guest), Napoleon Bonaparte (Alain Chabat) and Al Capone (Jon Bernthal) - are plotting to take over the museum (and then the globe), as they unleash the Army of the Underworld.

Speeding to the nation's capital, Larry is clearly in over his head. But he's got some impressive new friends - from the brilliant Albert Einstein to honest Abe Lincoln to the one exhibit who takes his breath way -the irrepressible Amelia Earhart (Amy Adams), who spurs Larry to rediscover his missing his sense of fun and adventure. Along with his old buddies, including Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), Octavius (Steve Coogan), Sacajawea (Mizuo Peck), Attila The Hun (Patrick Gallagher) and the Neanderthals -- Larry will stop at nothing to regain his friends and restore order to the National Mall, from the Lincoln Memorial to the Air and Space Museum, before the stroke of dawn.

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