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Cliffhanger - 22/9/2006 11:52:04 PM   
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- 22/9/2006 11:52:04 PM   
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I don't see how this film can be given four stars; on top of some awful acting, hideously contrived action sequences, a flat script, terrible characters, this film is so bad it's good! The only redeeming feature that can be taken seriously is the fact that it's an original concept with some decent cinematography. Doesn't match up to Arnie by any means.

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- 16/7/2007 6:33:52 PM   
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Great score, great cinematography, great action, good guys you care about and John Lithgow clearly having a great time hamming it up to 11...whats not to like?

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arguably Stallone's best action movie! - 16/1/2011 2:05:04 PM   
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Cliffhanger is one of the finest examples of adrenaline pumping, taut suspense filled action pics to date and is, in my opinion Stallone's best action pic to date. Clearly he put a lot of physical effort into his role of mountain rescuer Gabe Walker, doing a lot of his own stunts ( including some very impressive rock climbing ) and it pays off! John Lithgow hamms it up nicely as a very nasty bad guy and the action scenes are very well handled with some breathtaking cinematography. A big thumbs up!

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arguably Stallone's best action movie! - 16/1/2011 2:05:05 PM   
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Cliffhanger is one of the finest examples of adrenaline pumping, taut suspense filled action pics to date and is, in my opinion Stallone's best action pic to date. Clearly he put a lot of physical effort into his role of mountain rescuer Gabe Walker, doing a lot of his own stunts ( including some very impressive rock climbing ) and it pays off! John Lithgow hamms it up nicely as a very nasty bad guy and the action scenes are very well handled with some breathtaking cinematography. A big thumbs up!

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- 15/2/2012 11:00:30 AM   
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Horrendously corny back-story, naff script, none of the characters are remotely believable, and some great action scenes!!

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RE: - 8/5/2013 7:38:53 PM   
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Cliffhanger (1993)

1993 was a big year for Mr Stallone, not only did this huge box office success come out but later that year we were presented with 'Demolition Man'. Oddly enough this was also the last year where Stallone's movies managed success, after 1993 his work went downhill considerably and only got back on track in 2008 with his Rambo reboot/sequel.

This film could well be the first 'Die Hard on a' example to come along, 'Die Hard on a mountain'? meh maybe its just me?. The whole thing is your standard action fare really, nothing original and nothing fresh. A bunch of bad guys after lost millions on a mountain, hostages, plenty of gunfire, plenty of blood, lots of profanity and an evil caddish bad guy boss to equal Rickman's 'Hans Gruber'.

I must admit I never really liked this film as it just feels too run of the mill, accept for being based on a mountain of course (mountainous snowy terrain). I've always been in the Arnie camp personally I never really thought Stallone could match up with his efforts. I simply cannot look at this film without thinking of 'Die Hard/Die Hard 2', its such a copy, really it is, right down to Lithgow's corny British villain.

The action isn't all that impressive either really, a mixture of highly dangerous stunts which are admittedly good enough to make your palms sweat, and blatantly obvious sets. One minute the film looks sweet as a nut with some lovely location shots and real live action, the next you're looking at some crappy bluescreen effects or an obvious plastic rubbery set. Actually to be honest the film is a bit drab looking for the most part, lots of grey and white rocky terrain.

The entire cast in this film is pretty boring too, the bad guys aren't really very interesting but that's cos we don't really get to know them. All the good guys n gals are just wet and annoying, Rooker's character does so much slow motion running and screaming its hilarious, did this film start that trend?!. Only Lithgow holds things together with his hammy campness, problem there is he doesn't really look right for the part nor does he look like he could beat up Stallone, but his evilness is fun.

Can't deny the film is a blast of adrenaline with its ridiculous moments of sheer dumbness. Stallone climbing up the rockface in his t-shirt, then whilst under the frozen icy water he removes everything and goes topless! why exactly? but hey this is a stupid action thriller what do you expect. A decent flick for the Stallone camp but its complete lack of realism and easy to spot stunt doubles/bad effects are all too clear. Great film title though.

5.5/10

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RE: Cliffhanger - 20/6/2013 8:17:27 PM   
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Excellent Stallone action movie. The kinda movie you don't have to think about, Just watch & enjoy.

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RE: Cliffhanger - 3/7/2013 3:36:51 PM   
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I remembered this movie as being great! i watched it again as it was on TV last week. Its complete shit! its amazing what time can do....

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