Race To Witch Mountain

Race To Witch Mountain

Race To Witch Mountain

Based on the novel and a film series from the ‘70s and ‘80s, this is a sci-fi thriller for the family. Disney has re-imagined the story with big-budget effects and some heavy-lifting from Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

He plays a Las Vegas taxi driver who picks up a young pair of extra-terrestrial siblings on the run from an evil organisation. The brother/sister duo have otherworldly powers, like the ability to teleport and talk to animals (very handy). They enlist their cabbie to get them to Witch Mountain before their foes discover its secrets.

2009Rating: PG, contains low level violence94 minsUSA
AdventureComedyKids & FamilyScience Fiction
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Reviews & comments

Surprisingly Good

I think the mixed reviews kept me cautios when accompanying the 14yr girl to the movies - considering we are movie buffs who generally focus on less commercial movies we actually enjoyed it tremendously! Was quite surprised when my more critical husband also complimented the movie. We loved the humour of setting it amongst the all-too-true and crazy UFO...

4.0

coooooooooool movie

I think the movie was wicked!

5.0
Variety

Variety

press

Johnson continues to flex his muscles as a charismatic screen presence, and here once again demonstrates his ego-free willingness to make himself the butt of jokes even as he does his derring-do.

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Hits the spot for its target audience plus parents, for whom the charismatic presence of Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson counts for plenty. It may be predictable, but the story is nicely put together with touches of humour, action pieces and special effects to bring it into the 21st century.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Modest and diverting, rough and bland, with some good (if not quite Bette Davis caliber) actors and so-so special effects.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

What Johnson does here is provide a credible tough guy action hero in a non-threatening mode. He rules over chases, fights, explosions and an Ooze Monster, yet never seems nasty, so the kids can feel safe around him.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Heaps of action to keep even the most restless kid firmly planted in their seat.

3.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A fast and furious wild ride of a movie in which the good guys are good, the bad guys are good and the car chases are pretty spectacular.

Variety

Variety

press

Johnson continues to flex his muscles as a charismatic screen presence, and here once again demonstrates his ego-free willingness to make himself the butt of jokes even as he does his derring-do.

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Hits the spot for its target audience plus parents, for whom the charismatic presence of Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson counts for plenty. It may be predictable, but the story is nicely put together with touches of humour, action pieces and special effects to bring it into the 21st century.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Modest and diverting, rough and bland, with some good (if not quite Bette Davis caliber) actors and so-so special effects.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

What Johnson does here is provide a credible tough guy action hero in a non-threatening mode. He rules over chases, fights, explosions and an Ooze Monster, yet never seems nasty, so the kids can feel safe around him.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Heaps of action to keep even the most restless kid firmly planted in their seat.

3.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A fast and furious wild ride of a movie in which the good guys are good, the bad guys are good and the car chases are pretty spectacular.

Surprisingly Good

I think the mixed reviews kept me cautios when accompanying the 14yr girl to the movies - considering we are movie buffs who generally focus on less commercial movies we actually enjoyed it tremendously! Was quite surprised when my more critical husband also complimented the movie. We loved the humour of setting it amongst the all-too-true and crazy...

4.0

coooooooooool movie

I think the movie was wicked!

5.0