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Based on 28 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Wow, when Disney misses the "reimagining" mark, it really misses. show more

  • 50
    Staff [Not Credited] USA Today

    Mediocre family fare that's simply not that much fun. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    This is filmmaking by the numbers meant to succeed by the numbers. show more

  • 50
    David Hiltbrand Philadelphia Inquirer

    Curiously, despite Johnson's imposing physique, it's the kids who do most of the smashing and grabbing, right up until the climax, when it's all-hands-on-neck. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    While "Escape" was superior in story, "Race" does commit to an impressive scope. What it is, really, is a big-studio popcorn flick that just happens to be made for tweens. show more

  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    It's entertaining with a crafty mixture of action, humor and drama. show more

  • 75
    TV Guide

    Race to Witch Mountain isn't some kind of action watershed, or science-fiction milestone, but it most certainly is a finely crafted reboot of a franchise that was ripe for an updating. show more

  • 75
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    May not make adults feel as if they're 10 again, but it will awaken their memories of Saturday matinees that upped children's adrenaline without blinding them with Day-Glo colors or insulting their intelligence. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I think Dwayne Johnson has a likable screen presence and is a good choice for an innocuous family entertainment like this. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The action beats are so relentless, no sooner does one chase end than another begins. show more

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