Parents' Guide to

Return from Witch Mountain

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Creepy classic about mind control still provides thrills.

Movie G 1978 94 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

age 9+

One of the best Disney Films of the 1970s!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

The very fact that the kids end up in a plutonium processing plant makes this adventure a little too James Bondish for its target age group. But Bette Davis and Christopher Lee bring a villainous intensity to this "kid power" project that gives it credence. Parents who remember when this movie hit the big screen will enjoy reminiscing with their kids about the days when being in a gang had nothing to do with guns and drugs.

Speaking of parents -- there are none to be seen in this movie. The closest thing to a parental figure is the lovable truant officer Yoyo (Jack Soo.) And you have to wonder what would happen if Tia didn't save Tony. But no matter -- the trip back in time is worth the effort it takes to suspend a little disbelief.

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