Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Shawn Levy (2014)

97min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this uneven third instalment in the series, Larry (Ben Stiller), night guard at New York's Natural History Museum and concerned father of teen Nick (Skyler Gisondo), comes to the British Museum to refresh the ancient curse that brings museum exhibits to life at night. With his cohort of historical characters from previous films, Larry must also deal with Rebel Wilson as a suspicious guard and Dan Stevens as a rampaging Sir Lancelot. Robin Williams, Steve Coogan, Owen Wilson and Ricky Gervais are as funny as ever, while Rami Malek as Ahkmenrah acts his pharaoh father Ben Kingsley right off the screen. However, eight years have taken a toll on this frisky children's franchise, and the loss of its original writers shows - director Shawn Levy must rely instead on a peeing monkey and Stiller in a dual role as a Neanderthal to wring some laughs from the material. But this is worth watching for some stellar cameos, a superb supporting cast (including Williams and Mickey Rooney in their final film performances) and wonderful views of beloved museums.

Summary

Nightwatchman Larry notices that the living exhibits of his museum are behaving strangely. He discovers that the magical artefact that brings them to life is damaged, so he and his friends travel to London's Natural History Museum to find a way to restore it. Fantasy comedy sequel, starring Ben Stiller, Rebel Wilson and Robin Williams in his final film role.

Cast & Crew

Larry Daley/Laaa Ben Stiller
Teddy Roosevelt/Garuda Robin Williams
Tilly Rebel Wilson
Jedediah Owen Wilson
Octavius Steve Coogan
Dr McPhee Ricky Gervais
Sir Lancelot Dan Stevens
Merenkahre Ben Kingsley
Director Shawn Levy
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Some violence.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 19 Dec 2014
Comedy Drama