Race to Witch Mountain
Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

For years, stories have circulated about a secret place in the middle of the Nevada desert, known for unexplained phenomena and strange sightings. It's called Witch Mountain, and when a Las Vegas cab driver finds two teens with… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 4, 2009
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite the best efforts of a talented cast, Race to Witch Mountain is a tepid reboot that lacks the magic of the original.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Race to Witch Mountain is the first kids' film in ages to have action beats that measure up to Hollywood's grownup action fare.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

These blond space children (Ludwig and Bridge to Terabithia's Robb) are persuasively otherworldly -- and the movie makes room for sympathetic cameos from Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann of the first go-round.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

While it's hardly genre-changing, this is a nice dose of fun, family entertainment.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

It's pacy all right, but glib and uninvolving for grown-ups, though perhaps furnished with enough in the way of spaceships, lasers and digital explosions to pacify undemanding little 'uns of an afternoon.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

There is so much in this film that needed to be tweaked and enhanced to really make it special.

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Neil Pond
American Profile

Everything about this "Race" comes off as a cheap also-ran, with little of that ol' Disney magic anywhere to be found.

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Clark Collis
Entertainment Weekly

The planet-hopping children have special talents -- telekinesis, telepathy etc. -- although it is the high-wattage lovability of Mr. Rock that's the real superpower on display here.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

I think most kids and certainly most adults are going to find themselves bored.

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Brian Orndorf

While the shootouts and sprinting manage to entertain in a decidedly PG fashion, Fickman's little touches stuffed into the corners of the frame lend Race the personality it dearly needs.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Was fun and the kids enjoyed it. I think i expected more considering the cast. The kids in this are both going to be good actors at the rate they are going and… More
Jim Careter
Boring and cheesy, Dwayne is on a tipping point with these kids movies.
Jens S.
This sci-fi adventure aims mostly at a young audience and maybe they would even have fun with this. As an adult, there is very little of interest here. The Rock… More
Michael Edwards
very entertaining
Mike S
Dwayne Johnson should have stuck with wrestling, because he's not a very good actor. Despite his lousy efforts in this movie, however, it's not bad… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Jack Bruno: You do know how to fly this thing, right? Seth: How did you think we got here? Jack Bruno: Well, you crashed, remember? Not a lot to recommend… More