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Vertical Limit Reviews

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M. Faust
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Mediocre disaster flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 27, 2004
The air is thin in Vertical Limit, and so is the plot.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Annette Dasey
January 9, 2004
This rockumentary leaves Vertical Limit and Cliffhanger in the powder snow. The men's versions of the events are fascinating, often amusing and blatantly honest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
December 30, 2003
If you ever have the choice of being trapped, halfway up a mountain, or of watching this movie, than I advise you to don that parka and long underwear.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
Vertical Limit is about as silly as movies come, but the only thing that really counts is whether or not the action sequences are exciting. And they are, in a big way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Mckay
March 20, 2003
fairly competent but standard action fare - Better than CLIFFHANGER but not as good as THE EIGER SANCTION
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
October 10, 2001
If you've seen the trailer, you've seen the better version.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
September 20, 2001
Caffeine and nitroglycerine power this special effects thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
May 25, 2001
Campbell's rugged visuals (aided immeasurably by cinematographer David Tattersall) pull the film through the clichés and make it marginally exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Dan Lybarger
Lawrence Journal-World
April 1, 2001
Climbing Mt. Everest or K2 is a rare accomplishment; so is keeping a straight face through "Vertical Limit."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
engineered in every moment to keep you throttled on the edge of your seat, tense with acrophobic queasiness
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
February 13, 2001
It looks great, but a weak script, lacklustre acting and silly relationships drag it down.
| Original Score: 63/100
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International
February 7, 2001
The film itself is so riddled with cliches, stereotypes and improbabilities that word of mouth is sure to limit the movie's prospects.
David Keyes
February 7, 2001
...combines skill, danger, surprise and catastrophe in one of the most effective ways I've seen lately.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 7, 2001
Falla debido a la gran cantidad de clichés que utiliza
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
February 7, 2001
The dregs of early December are upon us, and Martin Campbell's excruciating rescue effort up the world's second highest peak has tripped and fallen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
February 7, 2001
to summit up, If you're not in the mood for compelling drama and just want to enjoy a bumpy ride - take yourself to the "Vertical Limit."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
December 18, 2000
Once the initial character introductions and explanation of the rescue is out of the way, the film becomes enjoyable and thrilling.
Full Review
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
December 11, 2000
If you're looking solely for visual thrills, go for a real IMAX film, not an ersatz substitute.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
December 8, 2000
People die in interesting ways. Audience cheers each time. At some critical point, any sense of tension dissipates and the whole exercise becomes a giddy death countdown.
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