Vertical Limit

2000, Mystery & thriller, 2h 6m

110 Reviews 50,000+ Ratings

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The plot in Vertical Limit is ludicrously contrived and cliched. Meanwhile, the action sequences are so over-the-top and piled one on top of another, they lessen the impact on the viewer. Read critic reviews

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Feeling responsible for his father's death, which occurred during a climbing expedition, Peter Garrett (Chris O'Donnell) has quit the pursuit in favor of photography, while his sister, Annie (Robin Tunney), has become a top climber. After Annie is hired by wealthy businessman Elliot Vaughn (Bill Paxton) to lead a trek, inclement weather causes the crew to become trapped. Facing his fears, Peter assembles a rescue team, including experienced climber Montgomery Wick (Scott Glenn), to save them.

Cast & Crew

Chris O'Donnell
Peter Garrett
Bill Paxton
Elliot Vaughn
Robin Tunney
Annie Garrett
Scott Glenn
Montgomery Wick
Izabella Scorupco
Monique Aubertine
Stuart Wilson
Royce Garrett
Nicholas Lea
Tom McLaren
Robert Taylor
Skip Taylor
Roshan Seth
Colonel Amir Salim
David Hayman
Frank 'Chainsaw' Williams
Ben Mendelsohn
Malcolm Bench
Robert King
Screenwriter
Terry Hayes
Screenwriter
Amy Lescoe
Associate Producer
Mike Medavoy
Executive Producer
Philip A. Patterson
Associate Producer
Lloyd Phillips
Executive Producer
David Tattersall
Cinematographer
Thom Noble
Film Editing
Jon Bunker
Production Design
Kim Sinclair
Art Director
Bernhard Henrich
Set Decoration
Graciela Mazón
Costume Design
Lynn Barber
Makeup Supervisor
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Critic Reviews for Vertical Limit

Audience Reviews for Vertical Limit

  • Jun 29, 2021
    Filled with clichés and it is disappointing to have the revenge subplot go nowhere however I appreciate that the movie hardly ever sags and that it lets you know immediately what the main character's tragic backstory is.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 26, 2013
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    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 03, 2012
    good night in but honestly did it have to be stupid. why would all these people keep dying for a couple of people? once you get over this you'll enjoy the action
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Sep 14, 2011
    Cliched and unoriginal, Vertical Limit is a typical disaster flick with mediocre acting, less than medicore script and no originality of it's own.
    Chris B Super Reviewer

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