Monday, 14 July 2014

Vertical Limit Review

Vertical Limit

Release Date: 21st December 2000 - Australia

Production Companies
Columbia Pictures

Sony Pictures Australia

Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 120 minutes

Budget: $75,000,000

Box Office Gross: $215,663,859 

Plot Summary
When a vicious avalanche 
traps his sister atop K2, 
the world's second highest 
mountain, retired climber 
Peter Garrett must race 
the clock and battle the 
elements to save her.

Chris O'Donnell - Peter Garrett
Bill Paxton - Elliott Vaughn
Robin Tunney - Annie Garrett
Scott Glenn - Montgomery 
Izabella Scorupco - Monique 
Temuera Morrison - Major Rasul 
Nicolas Lea - Tom McLaren
Alexander Siddig - Kareem 
Ben Mendelson - Malcolm 
Steve Le Marquand - Cyril 
Roshan Seth - Colonel Amil 
Robert Taylor - Skip Taylor

Producer/Director - Martin Campbell
Story/Screenplay/Producer - 
Robert King
Screenplay - Terry Hayes
Executive Producer/Producer - Marcia Nasatir
Executive Producer/Unit Production Manager/Producer - Lloyd Phillips
Executive Producer - Mike Medavoy
Production Designer - Jon Bunker 
Director of Photography - 
David Tattersall
Director: Avalanche Unit - Steve Kroschel
Second Unit Director/Stunt Coordinator -
Simon Crane
Special Effects Supervisor - Neil Corbould
Visual Effects Supervisor - Kent Houston
Film Editor - Thom Noble
Music - James Newton Howard

Chilling but certainly a thrill-packed adventure feature not seen before I did not see it until many years after its release. It was in a few DVD stores, then I borrowed it off from my uncle's movie collection with UNDER SIEGE 2 to not bore myself. The cold is charged up in VERTICAL LIMIT of its tension, it's an exciting movie that gives a feeling of winter, survival and tension. Although it is in fact action with a mix of drama to frame the movie of its plot. The film is shot in some of the scenes in New Zealand. There is a familiar movie trivia, the director was born into that country and he alone had his birthplace as one of the picture's main locations. To the actors I commend the most, Chris O'Donnell was nicely cast as the main lead. I'm surprised he didn't make his role a fiasco like playing in the two Schumacher Batman films. Bill Paxton performed a far more interesting role than his co-stars. 

My overall feedback for this movie is positive. Nothing can slow the picture of its massive peak of impact, to say it was overly intense. My recommendation is for you to watch VERTICAL LIMIT on the TV screen, if have not seen already. 

Star rating: (7/10) Good Movie

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