Monday, 14 July 2014

Vertical Limit Review











Vertical Limit


Release Date: 21st December 2000 - Australia


Production Companies
Columbia Pictures

Distribution
Sony Pictures Australia


Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 120 minutes


Budget: $75,000,000

Box Office Gross: $215,663,859 
(Worldwide)


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.


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

Crew
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


Review
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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