Cliffhanger was a 1994 comeback of sorts for action hero Sylvester Stallone, this time thanks to director Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2 and Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master) and some spectacularly rugged and vertigo-inducing high-mountain terrain. The opening sequence alone delivers what the title promises, and there's a doozy of an airplane stunt that was later reprised, with modifications, in Air Force One. Stallone, looking as tough and craggy as the mountains themselves, is a rescue climber who finds himself going after a gang of crooks (headed by John Lithgow in his bad-guy mode) who've hijacked a U.S. Treasury plane and crash landed in the Rockies (played by the Italian Dolomites) with millions of bucks. --Jim Emerson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Sorry, posted this review more than once by accident. See abovePublished on July 12 2004 by Kenji Fujishima
Sorry, posted this review more than once by accident. See abovePublished on July 11 2004 by Kenji Fujishima
I don't understand why this movie has got such poor aver rating(3.5stars) and about those worst xxx awards.
This is one of the BEST action films i have ever seen. Read more
This film is an action-packed, rapid transit express that races along on its almost two-hour non-stop journey about mountain climbing, double-crosses and murder. Read morePublished on June 11 2004
Best watched with minimal expectations. The action scenes are great. The movie is basically Die Hard in the mountains or Point Break with mountain climbing. Read morePublished on May 15 2004 by J
Since I am writing this review, I am also publicly confessing to having spent two hours watching Cliffhanger. After this, nothing I suffer in life can be a humiliation. Read morePublished on March 6 2004 by Nicholas Stix