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Vertical Limit Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    48

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Andy Seiler

    The action scenes in Vertical Limit take cliffhanging to the highest peaks of excitement. It's a shame the story keeps dragging us down to sea level.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    By laying on disasters with a trowel, misses the chance to sweep us up into a more elegant fantasy of primitive mountaintop terror.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Strong performances, particularly by Glenn as the hard-bitten climber with a private agenda, Vertical Limit delivers.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Pause for kids 14 & under

Mediocre disaster flick.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has many frightening and emotionally disturbing scenes. In the opening scene, a young man is forced to kill his father (at his insistence) in order to save his and his sister's lives. In another scene, a climber finds the frozen corpse of his wife, who died several years earlier. Characters are in almost constant peril from the dangers of the mountain, filmed to create maximum tension. There are a large number of deaths, including several perpetuated by one character to save his own life.

  • Families can talk about what makes a good suspense/thriller. Does character and plot development matter?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: A few racy double entendres.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: There are a large number of deaths, including several perpetuated by one character to save his own life. In the opening scene, a young man is forced to kill his father (at his insistence) in order to save his and his sister's lives. In another scene, a

  • sex false2

    Sex: Some sexual innuendo.

  • language false2

    Language: A few examples of mild profanity from characters under stress, as well as one F-word and an obscene finger gesture.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not applicable

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false2

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking.

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