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  • Summary: Sarah (Turner) was an inexperienced climber. She trusted Gabe (Stallone) to rescue her. But something went wrong high above the valley floor. Cliffhanger is high-altitude avalanche of action: a non-stop adventure peak with suspense and capped with heart-quaking terror. (Sony Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    90
    But where most rugged he-man films feature a few action sequences scattered throughout, director Renny Harlin keeps the adventure stuff in this reputed $ 65 million production coming at an astonishing pace.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark Dinning
    80
    Action filmmaking at its best; a career high for director Harlin and arguably Stallone as well.
  3. It grabs you by the viscera in the opening prologue and for the next two hours rarely lets go.
  4. Despite the don't-look-down Olympian settings, Cliffhanger's spirit is brutal and earthbound.
  5. On the other hand, the brutality and sadism it delivers at every opportunity, which we're supposed to take for granted as part of the "fun," left me feeling that any civilization that can create such an entertainment may not deserve to survive.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    After a tense, terrific, stomach-turning opening that may have moviegoing acrophobes recalling Vertigo, the film soon becomes the latest screen variation on cat-and-Mighty Mouse. [28May1993 Pg.04.D]
  7. It's an eroticism of nastiness -- triple-X fare for dirty old men in raincoats. If you resist this sleazy gorefest, you'll be right to feel proud of yourself.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. RyanW
    Apr 25, 2009
    10
    My dad and I are huge fans of Stallone and Cliffhanger is one of his finest. 2 thumbs up.
  2. Jan 2, 2015
    10
    Um dos melhores filmes de Sylvester Stallone,um suspense de ação genial,com cenas de grande tensão,comédia e ação. Uma Excelente atuação deUm dos melhores filmes de Sylvester Stallone,um suspense de ação genial,com cenas de grande tensão,comédia e ação. Uma Excelente atuação de Stallone.Um Excelente filme de ação!!!!!!!! Expand

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