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  • 80
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Pulls off thrilling stunts that will leave you a sweaty-palmed mess. It's top-tier movie escapism. show more

  • 50
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    The film is well shot and has titillating action without a single persuasive emotion. show more

  • 63
    Andy Seiler USA Today

    The action scenes in Vertical Limit take cliffhanging to the highest peaks of excitement. It's a shame the story keeps dragging us down to sea level. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    A climbing thriller whose plot may be on thin ice but whose action sequences are stunning. show more

  • 69
    Larry Terenzi Mr. Showbiz

    A shell of a film. It's a stripped-down and blown-out thriller than can only be measured by the sum of its action sequences. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Strong performances, particularly by Glenn as the hard-bitten climber with a private agenda, Vertical Limit delivers. show more

  • 75
    Baltimore Sun

    OK, so some of the scenes are a sham, but the mountain of suspense and adventure is enough to keep you captivated. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Vertical Limit is like riding a roller coaster for two hours. First it's frighteningly exciting. Then it's mind-numbing show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    If you were forced to judge it simply on its action-movie visual and technical elements, you'd have to count it a roaring success... . But if you lay aside that action and watch the people instead, it's a morass of dimwitted family crises and hack action-movie cliches. show more

  • 63
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    One of the most thrilling - and authentic - mountain-climbing films in recent memory. Unfortunately, it's also burdened by one of those every-line-a-wretched-cliché Hollywood screenplays. show more

  • June 25, 2011 JOE
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    HIKERS WILL HAVE A BETTER APPRECIATION FOR THIS MOVIE. ACTION THROUGHOUT!

  • February 23, 2009 mohd arif mirza
    Report This User

    it is grate nd one of the best movie in my point of vie........

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