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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, AnnieTale 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
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  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. Vertical Limit is like riding a roller coaster for two hours. First it's frighteningly exciting. Then it's mind-numbing
  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. A climbing thriller whose plot may be on thin ice but whose action sequences are stunning.
  5. Reviewed by: Frank Lovece
    50
    Relentless parade of tragedy.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    40
    So wound up in its own bungee cords, it leaves itself hopelessly tied in knots.
  7. 20
    The characters are as thin as the air at 26,000 feet, and the story as silly as anyone willing to assault K2 in a punishing blizzard.

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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.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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