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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

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"The pace of the movie rarely flags (neither does the idiocy, alas) and it's enough to warrant a marginal recommendation."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"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."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"The air is thin in Vertical Limit, and so is the plot."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"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."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Caffeine and nitroglycerine power this special effects thriller."
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"This is a movie that means to keep you involved and, preferably, gasping from start to finish . At that, it certainly does succeed."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"But at its worst, Vertical Limit makes you weary with its stock characters and de rigueur explosions, avalanches, collapsing crevices and the like."
‑ Steven Rosen, Denver Post
"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."
‑ Annette Dasey, Teletext
"fairly competent but standard action fare - Better than CLIFFHANGER but not as good as THE EIGER SANCTION"
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"Campbell's rugged visuals (aided immeasurably by cinematographer David Tattersall) pull the film through the clichés and make it marginally exciting."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"When the characters just shut up and dangle, Vertical Limit becomes one heck of a wild time."
‑ David Germain, Associated Press
"Mediocre disaster flick."
‑ M. Faust, Common Sense Media
"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."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"If you've seen the trailer, you've seen the better version."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Climbing Mt. Everest or K2 is a rare accomplishment; so is keeping a straight face through "Vertical Limit.""
‑ Dan Lybarger, Lawrence Journal-World
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