Race to Witch Mountain
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Walt Disney Pictures resurrects one of their time-honored franchises with Race to Witch Mountain, a family-oriented sci-fi adventure that tells the story of two alien visitors (AnnaSophia Robb and Alexander Ludwig) whose search for their spacecraft gets them caught up in an adventure with a cab driver (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) and a UFO specialist (Carla Gugino). As the group races toward the mysterious mountain in the Nevada desert that has mystified scientists and paranormal researchers for years, the government, gangsters, and an extraterrestrial bounty hunter attempt to prevent… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

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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."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"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."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"While it's hardly genre-changing, this is a nice dose of fun, family entertainment."
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"Race to Witch Mountain is pretty standard kiddie fare: Cute, precocious children are protected by a world-weary, wisecracking father figure and one-liners abound."
‑ Sonny Bunch, Washington Times
"If it's possible for a movie to be agressively bland, Race to Witch Mountain is that movie. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"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."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"There is so much in this film that needed to be tweaked and enhanced to really make it special."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"Everything about this "Race" comes off as a cheap also-ran, with little of that ol' Disney magic anywhere to be found."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"Boring and unoriginal, this new version might have some fancy visuals and a loud soundtrack but they're just a smokescreen for how boring and lifeless the film is."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"...suffers from a pervasively stagnant atmosphere that effectively drains the energy right out of its high-octane moments..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"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."
‑ Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly
"I think most kids and certainly most adults are going to find themselves bored."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"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."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"A reasonably satisfying family film that updates things while staying true to the adventurous, sci-fi spirit of the originals."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"Race with your kids to see it."
‑ Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel, 3BlackChicks Review
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