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(out of 66 reviews)
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Review this title!
Teen, 14 years old Written byOldBob13 April 23, 2010
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9
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Not even half as good as the original.

In one part during this film, the main villian says that another character is "bizzare, werid, and a little bit goofy". That line could sum up Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. Unlike it's predecessor, Smithsonian fails to capture humor correctly, making for a middling film. The story finds former night guard Larry Dayle at his new job--president of a gadgets company. While he is raking in the dough from his new glow-in-the-dark flashlight, his friends at the Museum of Natural History are in trouble. They are about to be shipped out to a new museum, home of the evil Kamunrah. The film may have a fun-sounding storyline, but it is stale and overused, with many pop-culture references and consumersion. The jokes are stale (they range from Jonas Brother-sounding cupids to uncomfortable kisses between Amelia Earhart and Larry), the special effects are lousy, and solid performances are wasted due to a bad script. Indeed, this was a bizzare and goofy movie. Stick with it's predeccors
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old December 28, 2009
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7
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Great for adults and kids!

Night at the Museum 2 is a great movie with heart. A few uses of d**m, and a few kisses, but nothing too bad. It's hillarious and also filled with action. Kids under seven may be scared of the part where you see the creatures come from the underworld, but it's a quick scene and there is not much violence. Jed, the little guy, is so funny in the movie. 67 times better than the first!! Overall, it's a story about friendship and teamwork. Great family movie to rent!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 14 years old Written byPuddingprince101 January 22, 2011
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10
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Language is Crap

Kids shouldn't be so close to words like these. They aren't even close to what THIS freshman in high school hears, but still, 7 year old kids shouldn't be listening to this crap. But still a good movie.
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Too much swearing
Kid, 11 years old December 29, 2009
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6
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Amelia Earhart (Amy Adams) steals the show!

I love this movie, but the ending wasn't great. Amelia definitally shows that girls cn do anything boys can do. Some little kids could get scared. Walmart is a very big deal in the beginning of the movie.
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Too much consumerism
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old December 24, 2009
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6
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great movie

It's a great movie with teamwork!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Kid, 11 years old November 25, 2009
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2
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good for the family
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 9 years old September 1, 2009
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7
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boring

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Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written bygreenactress July 10, 2009
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6
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funny

Good movie, totallyapropriate, not as good as the first one, but very funny. Good family film.
Teen, 14 years old Written bydstnlvr22 June 2, 2009
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4
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not yet! :(

I havent seen it before but i am going to but by the Ads. It looks AMAZING
Kid, 12 years old May 26, 2009
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4
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AWESOME MOVIE!!!!!!!!

THIS MOVIE WAS SO FUNNY AND WHEN ABRHAM LINCOLN CAME ALIVE AND LARRY TOLD HIM TO FREEZE, HE LOOKED LIKE A PERSON DANCING AND I WAS LAUGHING SO HARD. THIS MOVIE WAS SO FUNNY THAT EVERYONE WAS LAUGHING AT THE FUNNY SCENES.
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Too much violence
Kid, 11 years old May 25, 2009
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4
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What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byrebo344 December 19, 2014
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8
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Good, but didn't beat the original. Hank Azaria and Amy Adams were hilarious, especially Azaria.
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Teen, 14 years old Written byJimmy brew October 11, 2014
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14
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Slightly less crass and dark sequel still is intense but also laughs

My rating: PG-13 for crude sexual material,language,drug references,suggestive content,scary images and violence
Kid, 9 years old August 6, 2014
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3
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good movie little violence

there is a sword fighting scenes and a scene when someone throws spears a lady but miss
Teen, 17 years old Written byndrwcd January 14, 2014
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7
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not the best movie for 2009 but if your looking for some laughs then Night of the Museum Battle of the Smirhsonian might be the movie for you

Better than the original but I didn't like the one scene where Ben Stiller was talking to the main bad guy with the tablet in his hand and the main bad guy says ''oh God''over and over again in that scene but other than that nothing else that would concern people
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Too much swearing
Kid, 12 years old July 8, 2013
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6
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Very good

A very good movie to watch.
Teen, 13 years old Written byFILMCRITIC500 April 6, 2012
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5
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again, give the-inanimate-things-coming-to-life thing a rest, please?

not really a great film, but fine for most tweens. there is some action, but not enough. Lincoln smshes the roof of the Smithsonian, there are large scale fights between good and bad guys, and the cowboy is in peril for the films last half-hour or so.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 11 years old February 5, 2012
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7
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Night at the Museum

Good movie with positive messages.
What other families should know
Great messages
Teen, 15 years old Written bychargnar February 5, 2012
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5
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A nice family film

Not as good as the first, but kids will find it funnier. It is worth a look.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Teen, 14 years old Written byOfficial Critic January 27, 2012
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6
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Less intriguing than original, pointless

MOVIE INFO: Okay, I think the films should end here. It is really unnecessary to make a third film. We know that the objects turn to life at night and we know that they turn to stone in the day. We don't need to be told a million times. VIOLENCE: Low. Action and chases. No graphical/bloody scenes. LANGUAGE: Very low. SEX: None.
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Great role models

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