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. 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. All of the performers are upstaged by the film's breathtaking backdrop, and by the fast and furious way Renny Harlin, the director, approaches action sequences.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark Dinning
    80
    Action filmmaking at its best; a career high for director Harlin and arguably Stallone as well.
  4. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    80
    Director Harlin's only large mistake is staging the several violent deaths too authentically. They momentarily mar the high-speed implausibility of a movie that, like his Die Hard 2, agreeably combines the edgy and the genial.
  5. It grabs you by the viscera in the opening prologue and for the next two hours rarely lets go.
  6. 75
    Movies like this are machines for involving us and thrilling us. Cliffhanger is a fairly good machine.
  7. As directed by Renny Harlin (the director of Die Hard 2), Cliffhanger passes the principal tests of an action movie - it has truly awe-inspiring stunts and special effects and many of its suspense sequences will leave you with your heart in your mouth.
  8. Cliffhanger offers us breathtaking mountain scenery, some occasionally gripping action sequences, and a lot of gags--mostly unintentional and mostly courtesy of Sylvester Stallone.
  9. Despite the don't-look-down Olympian settings, Cliffhanger's spirit is brutal and earthbound.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 128 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.