Race to Witch Mountain Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
February 21, 2013
While it's hardly genre-changing, this is a nice dose of fun, family entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Christine Champ
Film.com
May 6, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
August 14, 2009
A reasonably satisfying family film that updates things while staying true to the adventurous, sci-fi spirit of the originals.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
August 3, 2009
Race with your kids to see it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
Race to Witch Mountain is the first kids' film in ages to have action beats that measure up to Hollywood's grownup action fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
April 17, 2009
This kids' adventure from Disney is amiable with nice performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
April 17, 2009
There are decent special effects, and Johnson can play it tough while also being a kid-friendly presence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
April 17, 2009
Family audiences in search of Easter entertainment will not feel disappointed by what is basically one long chase and the film will make a great theme-park ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 17, 2009
The pre-Star Wars Disney sci-fi adventure Escape to Witch Mountain gets a 21st-century reboot here, with beefed-up action, hyperactive editing and even a few shout-outs to George Lucas's blockbuster classic thrown into the mix.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
April 10, 2009
Once the action gets going, it's easy to forget that the plot has left for the planet La-La and just enjoy the fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hewitt (UK)
Empire Magazine
April 9, 2009
An unexpectedly entertaining mixture of good, clean Disney fun with some rather more modern action scenes, lent charm by Johnson's natural swagger. One of the better family films in a while.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Christopher
Times [UK]
April 9, 2009
It's a rattling good chase movie. The young aliens have useful tricks. Johnson is the contractual comic liability. Perfect holiday nonsense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Fletcher
Digital Spy
April 9, 2009
Witch Mountain is a full-throttle adventure that features at least half a dozen cracking action sequences, some adult-pleasing comic one-liners.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Victor Olliver
Teletext
April 9, 2009
One minute Seth is solid enough to stop a speeding 4x4, next he's panicking over an approaching UFO. Such cheating robs the film of tension: we need to know limits to start caring.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Simon Thompson
Heart 106.2
April 9, 2009
While this isn't a bad film, it's a touch too dry and maybe even a bit too slow for it to be the rush it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
James White
SFX Magazine
April 9, 2009
Race proves a fun, snappy update to a goofy kiddie cult film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 9, 2009
This completely revamped action movie is enjoyably watchable, even though there's not a moment of suspense in its squeaky clean plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
April 2, 2009
A proficiently made sci-fi family adventure, this updated reimagining of Alexander Key's book hits the spot for its target audience plus parents, for whom the charismatic presence of Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson counts for plenty.
Scott Chitwood
ComingSoon.net
March 13, 2009
Overall this is a solid kid's movie. If you have to entertain kids 12 and under over Spring Break, then I'd recommend "Race to Witch Mountain."
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
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