Night At The Museum

Film, Action and adventure
Night at the Museum

Time Out says

Ben Stiller

is Larry Daley, new nightwatchman at New York’s struggling Museum of Natural History, where, unbeknown to the outside world, the exhibits spring chaotically to life after dusk. Larry’s first experience is being pursued by a the skeletal remains of a T-Rex, and at this point the film looks like it could be quite a hoot. But it all goes pear-shaped as soon as an Easter Island statue cracks an insipid joke and the Neanderthals start grunting. According to former security officers

Dick Van Dyke

and

Mickey Rooney

, an ancient Egyptian tablet is to blame. So, with the help of

Robin Williams

’ waxwork Teddy Roosevelt,

Owen Wilson

’s miniaturised cowboy and his nemesis,

Steve Coogan

’s inch-high Octavius, Larry sets out to restore calm… The special effects for this ‘Jumanji’-esque fantasy must have cost a bomb. A shame, then, that the result is such an aimless and riotous mess.

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Release details

Rated:
PG
Release date:
Tuesday December 26 2006
Duration:
108 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Shawn Levy
Screenwriter:
Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon
Cast:
Jake Cherry
Owen Wilson
Steve Coogan
Carla Gugino
Robin Williams
Dick Van Dyke
Ricky Gervais
Patrick Gallagher
Bill Cobbs
Kim Raver
Anne Meara
Mizuo Peck
Rami Malek
Mickey Rooney
Ben Stiller