Cliffhanger (1993)

Producer Neal H. Moritz and writer Joe Gazzam team with Studio Canal for this remake of the 1993 mountain-climbing adventure that starred Sylvester Stallone as a haunted Mountain Climber who is forced to contend with some dangerous men in… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 28, 1993
DVD Release Date: November 11, 1997
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it can't escape comparisons to the movies it borrows from, Cliffhanger is a tense, action-packed thriller and a showcase for the talents that made Sylvester Stallone a star.

Christopher Harris
Globe and Mail

it has truly awe-inspiring stunts and special effects and many of its suspense sequences will leave you with your heart in your mouth.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Some movies get you so excited - so revved up on action and thrills -- that you almost feel like you're flying. Cliffhanger makes you feel like you're dropping.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

There's a visceral charge to the high-altitude chase scenes, but the thriller ultimately falls flat, even on its own limited terms.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

The fact that so much money was lavished on such a thick-headed project represents the height of fiscal ineptitude, but this is the kind of roller-coaster ride for which eager audiences will gladly check their brains at the turnstiles, so go figure.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

That rasping tension is soon smoothed away, as the plot sets off on its daft and hackneyed course.

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Alan Jones
Radio Times

High adventure and vertigo blend with blood and bullets to make this tension-packed tall tale a spectacular avalanche of dizzying escapism.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

The cinematography and gravity-defying stunt performances are exhilarating. The story, alas, is pure routine.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Cliffhanger no doubt makes for a great coming attraction, but as a two-hour movie its claims are much more problematic.

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Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

An unexpectedly average adventure movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
1993 was a big year for Mr Stallone, not only did this huge box office success come out but later that year we were presented with 'Demolition Man'.… More
Martin Sahlin
I don't understand how a movie this bad can be so good
KJ Proulx
Cliffhanger may seem like your ordinary cliched action film, but I can assure you that it is far more than just that. Sylvester Stallone actually pulls of a… More
Chris Weber
Featuring some excellent location shooting and cinematography, this is a thrilling, and entertaining action/adventure yarn about some mountain rescure climbers… More
Mike S
Severely underrated Stallone flick. I had only seen bits and pieces of it before on TV, where it gave me a mediocre impression. But now that I saw it in its… More
Albert Kim
I remember having a lot of fun with this movie. That's what it is- a B movie.