Race to Witch Mountain

2009

Race to Witch Mountain

Critics Consensus

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

42%

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Reviews Counted: 150

44%
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44%
Average Rating: 3.2/5

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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 supernatural powers in his cab, he suddenly finds himself in the middle of an adventure he can't explain. They work together to discover that the only chance to save the world lies in unraveling the secrets of Witch Mountain, and the race begins.

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Critic Reviews for Race to Witch Mountain

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

    May 13, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • This surely has to be the last of the series.

    Apr 17, 2009 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Apr 9, 2009 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…
  • It's a rattling good chase movie. The young aliens have useful tricks. Johnson is the contractual comic liability. Perfect holiday nonsense.

    Apr 9, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Mar 18, 2009 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • There is so much in this film that needed to be tweaked and enhanced to really make it special.

    Mar 16, 2009 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Race to Witch Mountain

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 has been more charismatic in films, it feels as if he didn't really want to be there. The plot is rather predictable and far from being a "race". Sure, the film is fast enough not to get boring but the editing is rather bumpy and the story so full of stereotypes you feel you've seen it all before and much better. Most chances to have a little fun with geek and sci-fi-cliches, for example at the convention, are completely wasted. At least it's over rather quickly.

Jens S.
Jens S.

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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 overall. Very rushed and cheesily written, but at least it never bored me. Neat special effects and a decent Disney feature, worth watching once. I hope to God though that "The Rock" will throw in the towel soon. Because he added nothing to the film, but an auto-piloted, painfully strained, where's-my-check type of performance.

Mike S
Mike S

Super Reviewer

Boring and cheesy, Dwayne is on a tipping point with these kids movies.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

½

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 well it had the Rock.

John Manard
John Manard

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