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Night at the Museum

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Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, ...
Doane Gregory

Night at the Museum

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
110 minutes
Wide Release Date:
12/22/06
performer:
Ben Stiller, Ernest Borgnine, Dick Van Dyke, Ricky Gervais, Carla Gugino, Mickey Rooney, Robin Williams
director:
Shawn Levy
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon
genre:
Comedy, ActionAdventure, Kids and Family

We gave it a C-

A charming concept and a cast of first-rate funnymen, including Dick Van Dyke and Ricky Gervais, are squandered in Night at the Museum, a flat family adventure-comedy about a security guard (Ben Stiller) at New York’s Museum of Natural History who tries to maintain order as the exhibits come to life at night. Stiller is a game lead, but the plot has more bare bones than the museum’s T. rex. EXTRAS include a back-patting commentary by director Shawn Levy and enough Gervais footage to make another — probably funnier — movie. C-