Night At the Museum (2-Disc Special Edition)

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When larry, a divorced father who can't seem to keep a job, gets a job at the museum of natural history, he's assigned as a night guard. However, a seemingly easy job turns out to be a wild ride when he finds that an ancient curse has caused the 'inhabitants' of the museum to come to life.

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Studio Foxvideo
SKU 204211343
UPC 024543420927
UPC 14 00024543420927
Format DVD
Release Date 3/18/2014
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Actors
Name Van Dyke,Dick
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Cast & Crew
Alan Silvestri - Original Music By
Ben Garant - Screenplay
Ben Stiller - Actor
Bob Ducsay - Executive Producer
Carla Gugino - Actor
Dick Van Dyke - Actor
Don Zimmerman - Editor
Guillermo Navarro - Cinematographer
Michael Barnathan - Producer
Michael Diner, et. al. - Art Director
Mickey Rooney - Actor
Milan Trenc - Based On Book By
Owen Wilson - Actor
Paul Rudd - Actor
Ricky Gervais - Actor
Robin Williams - Actor
Shawn Levy - Director
Thomas Lennon - Screenplay
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review With a cast featuring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Robin Williams, and Ricky Gervais, one has a right to expect something amusing from Night at the Museum. Oddly, not only is the movie unfunny, but it rarely tries for laughs. The only jokes in the production belong to Ben Stiller, and they fail at least as often as they work. Night at the Museum isn't just not funny, it's not fun. There's some impressive computer animation, to be sure, but it's eye candy, and a steady diet of any candy becomes nauseating after a while. Night at the Museum fails to offer much in the way of sustained entertainment unless the stagnant story of a loser Dad redeeming himself in his son's eyes is likely to cause paroxysms of delight...Night at the Museum will play a lot better to children than adults. I suppose there's a upside to that. Families can attend the movie together.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource Reel.com
Review Night at the Museum starts with a great premise: What would happen if all of the exhibits in New York's Museum of Natural History sprang to life after hours? As long as it sticks with that story and the one about the three elderly security guards pulling one over on the newbie, this silly comedy delivers...Also raising the comic stakes and threatening to run away with the movie are the three senior citizens whose frisky behavior is not exactly geriatric. Admittedly, Rooney's shtick can get tiresome, but Cobb is smooth, and Van Dyke's timing is as sharp as ever--although the fact that director Shawn Levy waits until the closing credits to let the man dance is a crying shame. Van Dyke is an artist and a living legend; let him strut his stuff...The exhibits are fantastic, creating the perfect setting for the magic that is unleashed at night...Watching the bones of a T. Rex play fetch just never gets tired.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Pam Grady
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Van Dyke,Dick
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Ann Hornaday, Washington Post ...a fun ride, and the big payoff...is even more gratifying.
Connie Ogle, Miami Herald Wonderfully energetic.
Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle ...dazzling computer-generated sequences...some of the best comedians in the business.
Stephen Cole, The Globe and Mail A fantastic holiday toy that, amazingly enough, doesn't require batteries.
Ty Burr, Boston Globe Stuffed with smart performers doing graciously silly work...

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