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Museum Cluttered But Fun

Madcap sequel to kids' comedy crams in the characters
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2009 7:51 AM CDT

(Newser) Night at the Museum: Battle at the Smithsonian is a lively improvement on its predecessor, even if it suffers a bit from information overload, say critics.

  •  Betsey Sharkey, Los Angeles Times: With its legions of museum exhibit-come-to life characters, the sequel resembles "not so much a movie as a series of running antiquity gags."

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  •  Stephanie Zacherek, Salon: "There's so much going on in Battle of the Smithsonian that the storyline becomes unmanageable and cluttered," but "it at least refuses to be a stiff, lifeless relic."
  •  Owen Glieberman, Entertainment Weekly: The movie works because Ben Stiller "is the perfect addled straight man for a hellzapoppin history show," and because a show-stealing Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart "gives it zing."
(Read more movie review stories.)

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