Vertical Limit Reviews

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March 6, 2018
Alternately generating adrenaline and ennui, Vertical Limit battles itself to a hard-earned draw.
April 25, 2003
June 4, 2001
April 16, 2001
February 7, 2001
December 8, 2000
The pace of the movie rarely flags (neither does the idiocy, alas) and it's enough to warrant a marginal recommendation.
December 8, 2000
This is a movie that means to keep you involved and, preferably, gasping from start to finish . At that, it certainly does succeed.
December 8, 2000
When the characters just shut up and dangle, Vertical Limit becomes one heck of a wild time.
December 8, 2000
Certainly a movie in which people are forced to test themselves in unpleasant situations. But the people I have in mind are the people in the audience.
December 8, 2000
But at its worst, Vertical Limit makes you weary with its stock characters and de rigueur explosions, avalanches, collapsing crevices and the like.
December 8, 2000
An overblown and predictable melodrama.
December 8, 2000
There's a huge surplus of edge-of-your-seat whatevers in this thin-air thriller about a rescue mission on K2. But by the end, you can't tell who's got more bruises: the actors or your nerves.
December 8, 2000
The film has unusually witty dialogue for a movie of this genre.
December 8, 2000
Far too often, Vertical Limit still has to get back to its plot.
December 8, 2000
Nearly all, from a gut-crunching helicopter drop to a literal cliff-hanger of excruciating tension, will have you mentally grasping for a lifeline, even if you fail to completely comprehend what's going on.
December 8, 2000
The mountain-rescue movie Vertical Limit doesn't just operate at the height of ludicrousness; it also puts marshmallow Chris O'Donnell in the business of saving lives.
December 8, 2000
The visuals are stunning, but that's not enough. They can't make up for this predictable story populated by cardboard-cutout characters. The film needs more rescuing than that.
December 8, 2000
For all the pains that have been taken to plunk us vicariously alongside the frozen peril, Vertical Limit is mostly a joke that keeps getting unfunnier.
December 8, 2000
One of the most thrilling - and authentic - mountain-climbing films in recent memory.
December 8, 2000
The picture cuts from story thread to story thread, and in such a choppy fashion that we're rarely given the vistas that would allow us to take in the physical layout of the action.
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