• Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Release Date: May 22nd, 2009

DVD Release Date: December 1st, 2009

PG |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

Once the night guard at the Museum of Natural History, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is now a successful purveyor of infomercial products. Soon after learning that his museum friends have been shipped to the Smithsonian Institution, Larry receives a distress call from Jedediah, who warns him that four of history's greatest villains have come to life and are planning to take over the Smithsonian first, then the world. Larry joins forces with friends old and new to stop the quartet's nefarious plans.

Cast: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, Christopher Guest, Alain Chabat, Steve Coogan

Director: Shawn Levy

Genres: Children , Fantasy , Comedy , Adventure

Production Co: 1492 Pictures, 21 Laps Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Son, Love interest, New York City, Amusing, Escape, 2000s, Quest, Rescue, Lighthearted

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Some of that frenetic running around has been replaced by inspired effects sequences and amusing riffs by the talented cast, especially new arrivals Hank Azaria and Amy Adams. show more

  • 75
    Chris KaltenbachBaltimore Sun

    Takes a great idea -- what if the inhabitants of a museum came to life at night? -- and milks it for every drop of fun it's worth. show more

  • 75
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    Nothing elegant about Adams here, but she's terrific -- a sparkling screen presence. Her Earhart hoists this big-budget sequel above the routine. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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