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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Pulls off thrilling stunts that will leave you a sweaty-palmed mess. It's top-tier movie escapism.
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75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Vertical Limit is like riding a roller coaster for two hours. First it's frighteningly exciting. Then it's mind-numbing
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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.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Strong performances, particularly by Glenn as the hard-bitten climber with a private agenda, Vertical Limit delivers.
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69

Mr. Showbiz

By Larry Terenzi
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.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
By laying on disasters with a trowel, misses the chance to sweep us up into a more elegant fantasy of primitive mountaintop terror.
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63

USA Today

By Andy Seiler
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...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A climbing thriller whose plot may be on thin ice but whose action sequences are stunning.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
The film is well shot and has titillating action without a single persuasive emotion.
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38

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Avalanches are nothing compared to the deadening touch of the stereotyping and audience-insulting simplicities in the scenic but brain-dead...
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Rated PG-13 | For Intense Scenes, Language