Vertical Limit Reviews

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December 8, 2000
Made from obvious formulas and pulp novel conflicts, but strongly acted and well crafted.
December 8, 2000
Lumbers from lardy exposition to climax overload.
December 8, 2000
If you lay aside that action and watch the people instead, it's a morass of dimwitted family crises and hack action-movie cliches.
December 7, 2000
Possibly the most suspense-charged mountain-climbing movie ever made.
December 7, 2000
The special effects look good, the stunts and cinematography are outstanding, and once the film gets moving, there are few extraneous moments.
December 7, 2000
While a good deal of Vertical Limit is undeniably by the numbers, it has become increasingly rare to see those digits whipped into this kind of shape.
December 7, 2000
O'Donnell is the hole of an otherwise tasty little donut called Vertical Limit, a go-for-broke mix of survival story and rescue adventure on the Himalayan peak K2.
December 7, 2000
Vertical Limit is so wound up in its own bungee cords, it leaves itself hopelessly tied in knots.
December 7, 2000
Director Martin Campbell (The Mask of Zorro, Goldeneye) sets out to meld a heart-tugging tale of reconciliation with a high-altitude thriller. For the most part he succeeds.
December 7, 2000
It's possible to experience a few white knuckle moments without being in danger of catching frostbite.
December 6, 2000
Action is what this movie does best.
January 1, 2000
The year's most ludicrous action movie.
January 1, 2000
Story and character development gets buried in an avalanche of illogical behavior and preposterous catastrophes.
January 1, 2000
More than fills the bill as roller-coaster-ride entertainment.
January 1, 2000
Those of us who can't help but tweak our casual acrophobia by peering down from a 20 story balcony will find it hard to pass up a movie like Vertical Limit.
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