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Race to Witch Mountain

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Race to Witch Mountain
Ron Phillips

Race to Witch Mountain

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
99 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/13/09
performer:
Carla Gugino, Dwayne ''The Rock'' Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb, Christine Lakin, Cheech Marin
director:
Andy Fickman
distributor:
Walt Disney Pictures
author:
72013, 58298, 72478
genre:
ActionAdventure, Comedy

We gave it a B

In Race to Witch Mountain, Dwayne ”the Rock” Johnson plays a lonely taxi driver. Is he, per Robert De Niro’s Travis Bickle, awaiting the day when a real rain will come and wash the scum off the streets? Hey, maybe he is, But we never find out, because — as this is a remake of the beloved 1975 Disney movie Escape to Witch Mountain — he’s soon too busy helping two cute alien kids avoid government agents and (some sort of extraterrestrial robot assassin) to have time for such apocalyptic thoughts. Helpfully, 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. B

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