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  • Summary: Tale of young climber Peter Garrett (O'Donnell), who must launch a treacherous and extraordinary rescue effort up K2, the world's second highest peak. Confronting both his own limitations and the awesome power of nature' uncontrollable elements, Peter risks his life to save his sister, Annie (Tunney), and her summit team (Paxton and Lea) in a race against time. (Columbia Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 29
  2. Negative: 6 out of 29
  1. 80
    Pulls off thrilling stunts that will leave you a sweaty-palmed mess. It's top-tier movie escapism.
  2. Reviewed by: Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
    75
    OK, so some of the scenes are a sham, but the mountain of suspense and adventure is enough to keep you captivated.
  3. 69
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Sean Means
    50
    Vertical Limit has its share of intrigue, but there ain't no mountain high enough to make O'Donnell look deep.
  5. A climbing thriller whose plot may be on thin ice but whose action sequences are stunning.
  6. Vertical Limit's real problem is its digitized sheen. Every shot seems to have been CGI-enhanced, so the movie has an overpasteurized, Velveeta-like glow -- processed movie food.
  7. 20
    This asthma-inducing adventure set on K2 starts out seeming as if its corny storytelling and phony-looking settings were designed to show that it's as much about genre-movie conventions as anything else.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 6 out of 14
  1. TravisZ.
    Jan 2, 2006
    7
    It was good, regardless of what others may think. even though i dont think, it was stil good. well pretty good.
  2. Oct 22, 2010
    2
    This is a disgrace to all the Mountain climbers and hikers who is represented by this movie. I mean all the characters on this movie suck. They are all stupid, retarded, pretentious, snide, arrogant SOBs. But admittedly all the thrills that this movie has, all of em, is due to this unbelievable stupidity. None due to natural or other causes. And add to all that Robin Tunney. Who in the world convinced her and let her become an actress??? Expand

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