Mixed Reviews for Race to Witch Mountain

Race to Witch Mountain opens today and sadly, it’s getting mixed reviews. Good enough to kill a few hours before summer gets started, but otherwise boring and pointless.

A.O. Scott from the NY Times, whose reviews I seem to find a lot to agree with, says the movie “is modest and diverting, rough and bland, with some good (if not quite Bette Davis caliber) actors and so-so special effects.”

Eric Snider at Cinematical is not so kind. “Are you getting the impression that the film consists entirely of random, pointless details?” I am now. “The whole thing’s loud and flat, like a radio tuned to static and turned up all the way.”

RottenTomatoes.com has it pegged at 45 out of 100. So your mileage may vary.

If you do see Dwayne Johnson and Race To Witch Mountain please do return and leave your thoughts below.

2 thoughts on “Mixed Reviews for Race to Witch Mountain”

  1. I just walked in the door after taking my almost 10 year-old and 2 1/2 year-old (who slept most of the movie) to see this. We thought it was fantastic! I remember the original Witch Mountain movies – this new version is very flashy, yes, but not over the top. I’m not sure what the reviewers were looking for in a kids’ movie but it kept me awake (and that’s saying a lot). It is not a waste of time or dollars to see this movie!

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