New Night At The Museum 3,Secret Of The Tomb Received Mixed Reviews From Major Critics
20th Century FOX released their new comedy film, “Night At The Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb” into theaters today, and all the reviews are in from the top,major movie critics. It turns out that they were pretty mixed or more to the negative side with this one, giving it an overall 45 score out of a possible 100 across 23 reviews at the Metacritic.com site.
The film stars: Robin Williams, Ben Kingsley, Steve Coogan, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Rebel Wilson, and Dan Stevens. We’ve added blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.
Scott Foundas over at Variety, gave it a decent 70 grade, saying: “A most enjoyable capper to director Shawn Levy and producer Chris Columbus’ cheerfully silly and sneakily smart family-entertainment juggernaut.”
Claudia Puig from USA Today, gave it a 63 grade. She said: “The third installment of the Night at the Museum franchise, Secret of the Tomb, is better than its predecessors, funnier and more adventurous, thanks to a visit across the pond to the British Museum.”
Tom Russo over at the Boston Globe, gave it a 63 grade too, stating: ” Seeing Ben Stiller, the late Robin Williams, and their magically roused gang together again, this time in London, is initially all about indulgent, nostalgic smiles rather than new wows. But then comes the movie’s exceptionally clever and fresh final act, which delivers genuine surprise along with many laughs.”
Michael Phillips over at the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 63 score. He stated: “Rates as more determinedly heartfelt than the first and not as witty as the second (and best). Also, no Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart in jodhpurs this time around.”
Nicolas Rapold at The New York Times, gave it a 60 score, stating: ” It’s a chronically underachieving movie, but relatively amusing in its quaint wish fulfillment.”
Joe Neumaier from the New York Daily News, gave it a 60 score. He stated: “There are big special effects, of course, but refreshingly, this third (and final?) movie in the franchise is like a pleasant stroll through familiar halls.”
Glenn Kenny at RogerEbert.com, gave it a 50 grade. He said: ” The adult viewer, reflecting on the idea that this is “just” a kid’s movie, might conclude that kids deserve a little better.”
Walter Addiego over at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 50 score, saying: “This film is mainly for “Night at the Museum” diehards.”
Sara Stewart from the New York Post, gave it a 50 score. She stated: “For piquing kids’ interest in history and nature, you could do worse than this goofy Ben Stiller franchise. But its third installment is more meh than manic, too reliant on wide shots of the ragtag Museum of Natural History cohorts striding down corridors. You get the feeling returning director Shawn Levy is ready to hang it up.”
Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 38 grade, saying: “The dialogue is schmaltzy and often painfully unfunny. The special effects are often so 1980s-bad… Time and again, terrific actors sink in the equivalent of cinematic quicksand, helpless against the sucking sound of this movie.”
Michael O’Sullivan at the Washington Post, gave it a 37 grade, claiming: “The aptly subtitled Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is a blast of dead air and mummified humor.”
Finally, Michael Rechtshaffen from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 30 score, saying: “Despite relocating across the pond to the esteemed British Museum, the creaky Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb fails to capitalize on the comic potential provided by that change of venue.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.