Night at the Museum

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Comedy
Running Time:  108 min.
Release Date: December 22, 2006
DVD: April 24, 2007

Current rating: Rating: 4.31
based on 4106 votes and 166 reviews
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Cast: Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Mickey Rooney, Bill Cobbs, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, Dick Van Dyke

Synopsis

Good-hearted dreamer Larry Daley (Ben Stiller), despite being perpetually down on his luck, thinks he’s destined for something big. But even he could never have imagined how “big,” when he accepts what appears to be a menial job as a graveyard-shift night watchman at a museum of natural history.

But during Larry’s watch, something extraordinary happens: the museum’s exhibits magically come to life. A fearsome T-Rex insists on a game of fetch (with one of his own skeleton bones); Mayans, Roman Gladiators, and cowboys emerge from their diorama to wage epic battles; and a wax figure of Teddy Roosevelt gives Larry important advice while harboring a crush for an Indian princess. As things spiral wildly out of control, Larry must find a way to control the magic to stop a nefarious plot and save the museum.

Based upon the novel by Milan Trenc.

Director: Shawn Levy
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Producer(s): Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, Chico Diaz, Shawn Levy
Screenplay: Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon
Official Site: www.nightatthemuseum.com

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  • 5 stars "This movie is a delight: the CGI effects are amazing and Ben Stiller and Mickey Rooney are hilarious! Good, clean fun for the entire family."