Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb | Movie Review 26 Dec 2014   336


Cast: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Ben Kingsley, Patrick Gallagher
Direction: Shawn Levy
Genre: Comedy
Duration: 1 hour 38 minutes

Critics Review

Times of India (TOI):

It’s a big night that Larry has planned out, with some of his favourite exhibits like Theodore Roosevelt (Williams), Attila the Hun (Gallagher), the Tyrannosaurus skeleton Rexy and of course, Dexter the Capuchin monkey, all prepped up to put on a dazzling display for an evening spectacular – the re-opening of a part of the museum.
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Take heed: There are at least two acutely sad moments involving Robin Williams’ Teddy Roosevelt in the latest Night at the Museum. The movie, subtitled Secret of the Tomb, is imbued with the unshakable inevitability that even though we’re still having fun, it’s time to move on_a narrative made only more poignant by Mr Williams’s sudden and shocking death earlier this year.
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The Indian Express:

EVEN the “magic tablet” has had enough, but Stiller, just voted one of the most over-paid Hollywood stars, is not done retelling the old joke. So here the historical figures are dusted for another airing of bumping, crashing, crying and bonding inside now two of the world’s best museums. Robin Williams’s own tragical demise is milked to the most, with several scenes of him and death, without it all turning too distasteful.
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