Vertical Limit

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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.

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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
Robert King
Writer (Story)
Robert King
Screenwriter
Terry Hayes
Screenwriter
Amy Lescoe
Associate Producer
Mike Medavoy
Executive Producer
Philip A. Patterson
Associate Producer
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Critic Reviews for Vertical Limit

All Critics (110) | Top Critics (34) | Fresh (53) | Rotten (57)

Audience Reviews for Vertical Limit

  • 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
  • May 17, 2011
    This was the coolest movie when I was 11 years old and I still have to say that it's a lot of fun and delivers adrenaline with an icy cold fury. It's like an unofficial companion to Cliffhanger; this deals with a similar case of rock climbing guilt. There are so many crazy stunts, unwarranted destruction and deadly situations that it's hard not to get wrapped up in the story and feel the power of snow terror running down your spine. Chris O'Donnell fares extremely well as his action star self, something that must've been hard to achieve post-Batman & Robin. Bill Paxton also works well as the movie's diabolical villain who somehow manages to outshine a natural disaster. With incredibly well shot action sequences, great pacing and fun characters, it's hard not to find something to enjoy about this.
    Conner R Super Reviewer

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