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Based on 28 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 31 )
  • 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

  • August 09, 2009 Abbieandcasey
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    OMG worstmovie ever sooo boring

  • June 19, 2009 Aman DUH 1407
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    hahah professor smooth must be on drugs...not only was their no drug use, there was also no nudity. This was an awesome family movie for people with kids 6 and up. It has alot of action but other than that is entirely wholesome. And my kids loved it!

  • May 02, 2009 Dndana626
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    I seen it with my class. It was soo borin, my bff feel asleep on me, lol!!

  • April 20, 2009 MackyScooby
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  • April 19, 2009 warp52000
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    did I watch the same movie? what drugs the only drugs I saw were when they put the two kid aliens under in the lab....and the other person who said the original was better you have to be kidding the special effects in this movie waaaaayyyyy better! I would says this movie was way better than the original!

  • April 17, 2009 CurlytopHay
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  • April 16, 2009 frizzlefrap
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    The original movie was much better. This movie was kind of boring

  • April 13, 2009 Livsspot
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    I liked it very much

  • April 10, 2009 gahonnie
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    i hope this movie is good

  • April 05, 2009 billlesd
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    A great fun family-style movie. Much better than I expected. A lot of car chases, but still well done and entertaining. My son is 13 and I thought he might be a touch too old, but he had a good time with it. Car chases and aliens, whats not to like?


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