The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
It's entertaining with a crafty mixture of action, humor and drama.
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Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
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.
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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.
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Entertainment Weekly

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.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
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.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
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.
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USA Today

By Staff [Not Credited]
Mediocre family fare that's simply not that much fun.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This is filmmaking by the numbers meant to succeed by the numbers.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This is not a movie. It's a coming attraction for a theme park.
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San Francisco Chronicle

Wow, when Disney misses the "reimagining" mark, it really misses.
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52 out of 100
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