Escape to Witch Mountain
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This fast-paced Disney endeavor stars Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann as two adolescents with acute psychic powers. The kids are actually space aliens, but suffer from amnesia and are unaware of their origins. Pursued by greedy business-mogul Ray Milland, who wants to harness their special powers for his benefit, Kim and Ike are rescued by likeable camper Eddie Albert. He and the kids escape to the mountain of the title when Albert's RV suddenly acquires the power of flight. In 1978, the film spawned the sequel Return from Witch Mountain. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A Disney adventure with quite a lot going for it, even if it does end up spreading itself too wide for the sakes of the entire family."
‑ , Time Out
"They don't make them like this anymore."
‑ Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media
"The movie looks pretty cheap, but with Ray Milland and Donald Pleasance as villains, it's still a lot of fun."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"a good mix of mystery, fantasy, and adventure"
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"One of Disney's best and most popular live-action movies, this one is a favorite among those who grow up in the Seventies."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"A Walt Disney production for children who will watch absolutely anything that moves."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"provides adventure and excitement that children of all ages can enjoy, but it is not very perilous or violent at all"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"I didn't feel its magic."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"One of Disney's last great live action classics."
‑ Spence D., IGN Movies
"A scifi thriller that's fun, that's cheerfully implausible, that's scary but not too scary, and it works."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Pleasant enough, but underwhelming, and curiously lacking in wonder, even in the high-flying finale."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"Thirty years later, this Disney film still resonates."
‑ Andrew Griffin, Town Talk (Alexandria, LA)
"hardly the kind of experience that spawns anyone's desire to buy action figures and vibrating brooms"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
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