Vertical Limit
Vertical Limit (2000)

"The Vertical Limit" is a high-adrenaline tale of a young climber who must launch a treacherous and extraordinary rescue effort up K-2, the world's second highest peak, to save his sister and her summit team in a race against… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 8, 2000
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2001
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The plot in Vertical Limit is ludicrously contrived and cliched. Meanwhile, the action sequences are so over-the-top and piled one on top of another, they lessen the impact on the viewer.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The pace of the movie rarely flags (neither does the idiocy, alas) and it's enough to warrant a marginal recommendation.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

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.

M. Faust
Common Sense Media

Mediocre disaster flick.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

This is a movie that means to keep you involved and, preferably, gasping from start to finish . At that, it certainly does succeed.

Steven Rosen
Denver Post

But at its worst, Vertical Limit makes you weary with its stock characters and de rigueur explosions, avalanches, collapsing crevices and the like.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

The air is thin in Vertical Limit, and so is the plot.

David Germain
Associated Press

When the characters just shut up and dangle, Vertical Limit becomes one heck of a wild time.

Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

An overblown and predictable melodrama.

Annette Dasey

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
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♥Robyn M♥
This movies tagline...Hold your breath... really describes what i did in parts of the movie. The climbing teams experience many life and death instances,… More
Conner Rainwater
This was the coolest movie when I was 11 years old and I still have to say that it's a lot of fun and delivers adrenaline with an icy cold fury. It's… More
Candy Rose
Chris has to overcome his fears and do a daring rescue in this survival movie. Good story.
Christopher Alcock
Vertical Limit is an exciting Mountain Climbing, action packed guilty pleasure. The acting isnt great and the special effects are average at best but the… More
Jason Owens
A group of rock climbers including a well known billionaire, Annie (Robin Tunney), and a guide, all go climbing in order to reach the top of the towering… More