8/10
Great Special Effects Twenty Years after the Release
14 January 2021
While climbing a mountain in Utah, Royce Garrett (Stuart Wilson) and the siblings Peter (Chris O'Donnell) and Annie (Robin Tunney) have an accident provoked by amateurish climbers and are supported by only one nut. Royce orders his son to cut the rope and let him fall to save Annie and him. Three years later, Peter Garrett is a photographer of the National Geographic assigned to cover the climbing of the millionaire Elliot Vaughn (Bill Paxton) to the K2. For his surprise, his estranged sister Annie is part of Elliot's crew that will be guided by the experienced climber Tom McLaren (Nicholas Lea). But they have an accident and now the only hope for Annie, Elliot and Tom is the six-man crew joined by Peter and led by the experienced, but unstable climber Montgomery Wick (Scott Glenn), who lost his wife in the K2.

"Vertical Limit" is a film that has not aged with great special effects twenty years after the release. The plot is flawed but tense, with six persons risking their lives to save only three. But the film is entertaining and worthwhile watching on Blu-Ray. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Limite Vertical" ('Vertical Limit")
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