Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
  • PG
  • 1h 45m
  • 2009
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Ben Stiller returns, but this time the museum - and the adventure - are even bigger, as he tries to rescue some old friends while the Smithsonian Institution comes alive.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten45%
Critics Consensus: Night at the Museum: Battle at the Smithsonian is busy enough to keep the kids interested but the slapstick goes overboard and the special effects (however well executed) throw the production into mania.
Reviews
Time Out
Hank Sartin
Rotten

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Joshua Rothkopf
Rotten

May 16, 2019
At the Movies
Ben Lyons
Fresh

It's a collection of some of the most interesting figures throughout history and some of the most...

June 21, 2017
At the Movies
Ben Mankiewicz
Fresh

This is a family comedy that will entertain the kids and amuse the grown-ups. It's also a rare Hol...

May 16, 2019
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Fun, fast-paced sequel is more upbeat than the original.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this follow up to the smash hit Night at the Museum is very similar in content to the original movie -- so if your kids liked that one, they'll get a kick out of this one, too. Expect lots of generally lighthearted, effects-heavy chaos and action, with slapstick chases and confrontations and some moments of peril and danger (including scenes in which a somewhat scary giant octopus wreaks havoc and others involving creepy soldiers from the Egyptian underworld). Main characters get into fights and are threatened with weapons (guns, spears, swords) and words, but no one is seriously injured. One thing that's "missing" is the uneven father-son relationship from the first movie -- this one skips the family angst in favor of a more romantic subplot that helps keep things more upbeat overall. There's a little language and some kissing, but no drinking or smoking.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Comedy
  • Release Date:May 22, 2009
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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