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At Theaters: 3/13/2009 On Video: 8/4/2009
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 39 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 529956
Studio: Disney Pictures Inc.
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For years, stories have circulated about a secret place in the middle of the Nevada desert, known for unexplained phenomena and strange sightings. It is called Witch Mountain, and when a Las Vegas cab driver finds two teens with supernatural powers in his cab, he suddenly finds himself in the middle of an adventure he can't explain. When they discover that the only chance to save the world lies in unraveling the secrets of Witch Mountain, the race begins, as the government, mobsters and even extraterrestrials try to stop them.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Action Adventure - This is not a remake of Disney's 1975 science fiction film ESCAPE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN but a completely new film using the same basic concept of alien kids with super powers. But like the original film, this is an adventure film for the whole family, but with state-of-the-art effects work and a greater emphasis on action, thanks to the presence of star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Fans of him should be pleased though fans of co-star Carla Gugino may be disappointed that she gets most of her screen time in the second half of the film.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Dwayne The Rock Johnson THE GAME PLAN, GRIDIRON GANG, DOOM, WALKING TALL
AnnaSophia Robb SLEEPWALKING, THE REAPING, BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA
Carla Gugino THE LOOKOUT, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
Ciaran Hinds STOP-LOSS, MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY
Alexander Ludwig THE SEEKER THE DARK IS RISING
Tom Everett Scott BECAUSE I SAID SO, BOILER ROOM, THE LOVE LETTER
Garry Marshall LOST IN AMERICA, SOAPDISH
Director: Andy Fickman THE GAME PLAN, SHE'S THE MAN
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
Creating A Sci-Fi Look
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: None
SEX/NUDITY: None
VIOLENCE: Bloodless fights.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None
ACTION: Fights, chases, and explosions.
COMEDY: Wisecracks; kid and animal humor.
DETAILED CONTENT
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Critic's Review Heading

Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Average It takes all the usual Disney hooks - cute children, a likeable protagonist, lame action and lamer jokes, some special effects, poker-faced bad guys, and an animal - and throws them into a story that makes no sense whatsoever.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Above Average Young audiences will like the kids in the movie, played by AnnaSophia Robb and Alexander Ludwig. And in using kids as the co-stars, the movie has its cake and eats, too,...

USA Today Full Review
Average Race to Witch Mountain is mediocre family fare that's simply not that much fun. Despite an array of gadgets, a spaceman villain with a monster face, and complicated scientific experiments, it lacks urgency and thrills.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 156 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
42
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
12
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
16
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
8
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
10
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
33
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
35
Very High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 156 moviegoers:
GREAT REVIEWS FROM ALL AGES, BOTH MALES AND FEMALES! Children loved it and adults weren't too far behind. It says a lot when over half the reviews are "Excellent" or "Fantastic" with virtually no low reviews. Very Highly Recommended!

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