Vertical Limit (2000)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB

USA/Germany, 2000.   Columbia Pictures Corporation, Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Company Medien KG, Mountain High Productions.   Story by , Screenplay by Robert King, .   Cinematography by .   Produced by Martin Campbell, Robert King, , .   Music by .   Production Design by .   Costume Design by .   Film Editing by .  

Great fun from Goldeneye director Martin Campbell that offers North American audiences another glimpse of Campbell’s Bond girl .  is a mountain climbing expert whose desire to conquer peaks is halted by his father’s accidental death somewhere in what looks like a simulated mountain climbing set stuck in the middle of Death Valley.   is the sister with whom he has a convoluted relationship following the tragedy; when she is stuck on top of K2 on a publicity trip with corporate megalomaniac billionaire  (see review for U-571) O’Donnell has to round up a crew of people to help rescue her. What seems like a run-of-the-mill, predictable action film actually is one, but the fantastic stunts, frenetic pace and very healthy sense of adventure make it fun.

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