Cliffhanger

Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16

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Critic Reviews

  1. 50
    The dialogue is routine, frequently punctuated by cliches, and the character-building scenes do little more than waste time.
  2. 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.
  3. 50
    For all its technical sophistication, this movie is as blaring and unambiguous as a picture book for the very young.
  4. USA Today
    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]
  5. 40
    He's slightly more articulate than usual, but the lines still fall from his lips like beaten boxers to the mat. Not that it much matters, given the constant mayhem.
  6. Los Angeles Times
    Reviewed by: Kenneth Turan
    40
    Make no mistake, the high-flying stunts in director Renny Harlin's film are definitely state of the art, and while they're going on, the film works up a serious level of excitement. But as soon as the action stops and the inevitable talking begins, Cliffhanger falls to earth with a considerable thud. [28 May 1993 Pg. F1]
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 124 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. 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!!!!!!!! Full Review »
  2. Nov 29, 2015
    10
    A heist gone bad, bad guys searching for their lost loot, taking US Park Rangers hostage to lead them through the mountains to get it. OfA heist gone bad, bad guys searching for their lost loot, taking US Park Rangers hostage to lead them through the mountains to get it. Of course, the Rangers have personal issues which make them enemies, but the bad guys become the bigger foes. This movie is perfect for Stallone, not a lot of dialogue, not a lot of emoting, just muscling up mountains to save his buds. I don't have many DVDs but this one is in my collection. Full Review »
  3. RyanW
    Apr 25, 2009
    10
    My dad and I are huge fans of Stallone and Cliffhanger is one of his finest. 2 thumbs up.