Action / Adventure / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 69%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 110,466


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Janine Turner as Hilda Hensley
John Lithgow as Mark Lambert
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Reviewed by rambofan4life 10 / 10 / 10

Hang On - Thrills and avalanches in high above Rocky Mountains my personal favorite action film the best of Stallone

Hang On - Thrills and avalanches in high above Rocky Mountains. Cliffhanger is one of my personal favorite action films from Sylvester Stallone from the 90's. This is one of the best action-adventure films that is set in Rocky Mountains. I love, love this film to death. This film was filmed and set in a real Rocky Mountains and the mountains were filmed in Italy. They don't make movies like this anymore. I love the fact that they were real mountains not CGI, the effects are done for real and they are practical. The film is rated R, it has thrills, action and men faces nature. You see snow, mountains, good acting performances from the cast and the director. Everyone did a 100% of them self's in this movie. A real stuntman was paid one million dollars to cross once between two planes at fifteen thousand feet, without the aid of any safety devices or trick photography. I would put this movie right between Rocky and Rambo because it is so good action movie ever. It was directed by Renny Harlin who directed A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, Die Hard 2, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Deep Blue Sea, Mindhunters and Skiptrace. Cliffhanger is my favorite Renny Harlin film. He did a great job directing this film. This is "Die Hard" in Rocky Mountains - A group of criminals thieves makes an air heist on an airplane in which results three suitcases $100,000,000 in cash being been lost the Rocky Mountains. Now a group of criminals calls rescue team for help. When 2 search and rescue mountain climbers respond Gabe and Hal, they become trapped and hostages in in a search for three bags. Gabe walker (Sylvester Stallone) is trapped himself in a desperate battle against ruthless criminals and unforgiving nature. The stunt effects were crazy and insane but Sylvester Stallone did all practical stunts him self, I love his character Gabe Walker. It is my favorite character that Stallone ever played. In this movie he is not a soldier "Vietnam Vet" or a Cop he is a rescue climber a normal person who instead muscles, guns, knives uses his wisdom and his brain to stop the thieves and kidnappers who kidnapped his best friend. I watched this movie 3 years ago with my dad on TV many times even my dad loved the film that time. I really want to say personal thanks to Sylvester Stallone for making this movie. Thank you Sly for this movie I enjoy it, It is a fun too see this film. John Lithgow as Eric Qualen is fantastic villain, I enjoy his performance. I love, love Caroline Goodall as Kristel I love the actress she was great. I love Michael Rooker as Hal Tucker Gabe's best friend who becomes a hostage and Gabe does everything in his power to save him. He couldn't save Sarah (Michelle Joyner) Hal's girlfriend but now he is trying to save his best friend. Janine Turner as Jesse was excellent as Jesse Gabe's girlfriend. You have Leon who play's another bad guy. Rex Linn is Richard Travers FBI agent who goes rouge I enjoy his performance in this movie. Rambo films: Rambo: First Blood Part II and First Blood are my top 2 favorite action films of all time, Cobra, Rocky films, Demolition Man are really my all time favorite Stallone films. I am huge Stallone fan he is my number 1 favorite action star of all time. So I have too talk about Cliffhanger because why I think it is so good. It come out in 1993 the same year Jurassic Park come out, Hard Target, The Fugitive, Judgment Night and more. It earn 3 Oscars and it was hit in a worldwide the movie was also in in movie theater I wish I could see this movie in movie theater. My favorite scenes in the film is on the bridge in which Gabe and Jesse find a C4 Plastic explosives set on a bridge and Gabe trigger the trap like in Rambo and they both run and the bridge explodes. Practical effects all done for real it is excellent. One of my favorite scenes is in the cave in which Gabe and Jesse cross the path with bats. I love the fight between Gabe and Kynette (Leon) it feels the death in this movie is more a slasher film. A beautiful music score from Trevor Jones I love the music score. You also have Paul Winfield and Bruce McGill as cameo role in this movie. Ralph Waite who plays Frank R.I.P. was really decent actor and I love his character to death I really feel bad for him. My favorite personal action film call it what you want I love Sylvester Stallone to death and Cliffhanger to death his best action movie he ever did.

Reviewed by LawnBoy-4 8 / 10 / 10

Insultingly stupid

(Spoilers ahead) I get that action yarns such as this typically require a partial or complete suspension of disbelief, but, when a movie comes along that is so staggeringly stupid that the requirement of said suspension constitutes an intellectual assault on the viewer, well, it's impossible to give the film makers a pass. This is such a movie. Others have already covered the plot in more detail than is necessary, so you've already been sufficiently apprised of the fact that Lithgow & Co. are searching the mountains of Colorado (Canadian rockies, in actuality) for the money they've stolen and subsequently lost. Stallone, in typical Stallone fashion, plays the over-the-top action hero who is, in this specific case, a tortured soul thanks to his inability to save a friend from a tragic fall. Moving on to the idiocy, I'll list but a few of the offenses that make this movie so unforgettably awful: 1. The 60-year old, non-weight rated, hardware store-quality rope that manages to somehow hold both Stallone and "Jesse" as they repel their way to eventual safety whilst fraying, piece by piece. In tact, the rope would not hold either one, let alone both, for 5 seconds before breaking. The idea that it would be able to hold both of them, even after having sustained broken braids caused me to roll my eyes so far into the back of my head that I actually sustained a headache. 2. The scene in which Stallone manages to kill Travis from below river surface may have been the single most offensively unrealistic scene in the movie and here's why: First, when the body spends any degree of time in freezing water, muscles become nearly "paralyzed", making quick movements almost impossible. Yet somehow, Stallone was able to quickly remove his shirt, see through the murky water/ice and, in quick-draw fashion, shoot Travis as he stood above him on the ice. Next, As we saw earlier in the movie, the cold temps caused Stallone to struggle after having encountered Jesse in the shelter. How, in God's name, was he not completely hypothermic after having been submerged for an extended period in icy water? Further, how did he manage to dry so quickly and remain calm (and non-shivering) within 10 mins after he had been rescued from the depths? Props to him for managing to restyle his hair, too! Finally, how was his decision to grab Travis and pull both of them into icy water an even remotely logical decision? 3. As great of an actor as John Lithgow has demonstrated himself to be, his scenery chewing and overacting were beyond absurd. Coupled with the vaguely European accent and repeated utterances of "BOSTID!" (bastard), his performance was just way over the top. 4. Following on from #1 above, the scene in which Stallone somehow managed to grab and hold onto a rock face with one hand while gripping and ultimately pulling Jesse to safety with the other (all without chalk or ropes!) did, admittedly, cause me to laugh audibly, so props to the film makers for that. 5. The use of night vision goggles during a supposed "night" scene (when Stallone and one of the villains slid for what appeared to be a couple of miles in the snow) was especially absurd given the fact that it was obviously filmed during the light of day. These are but a few of this film's transgressions. Overall, this is an Ed Wood/Uwe Boll-level action flick that begs for a Rifftrax treatment. The only reason I afforded it as many as two stars was due to the cinematography.

Reviewed by Tweekums 8 / 10 / 10

Great high altitude action

Gabe Walker was a rescue worker in the Rocky Mountains but after an accident where he was unable to save the life of a friend he has left the mountains. Almost a year later he returns hoping to persuade his girlfriend, Jessie, to come back to Denver with him. He has no intention to go climbing but events conspire against him. A treasury plane transporting a hundred million dollars is intercepted and hijacked in an audacious attempt to steal the money. The robbery doesn't go according to plan and the three cases full of cash fall into the mountains and the hijacker's plane makes a forced landing. They then put out a false emergency call, claiming to be lost hikers. Gabe's former friend, Hal Tucker, responds to the Call and Jessie persuades Gabe to go too although it soon becomes clear that Hal hasn't blames him for what happened in the opening scene. That is all put behind them though when they are forced to help the hijackers. Gabe is forced to climb for one of the cases but when he finds it he scatters the money and then escapes as the villains accidentally trigger an avalanche. While Hal is forced to continue helping, Gabe meets up with Jessie and the two of them play cat and mouse with the hijackers in an attempt to get to the cash first and save Hal. When one thinks of action movies that usually means either lots of shooting or martial arts; this manages to be different. There is some shooting and fighting but much of the best action is provided by our protagonists struggling against the rugged mountain environment. There is also the spectacular hijack sequence where a character uses a rope to move between two planes in flight. The scenes on the mountains look great; it looks as though the characters are really precarious positions rather than obvious green screen shots. The film gets off to a great start with the shocking death of Gabe's friend then gets even more exciting when the main story get underway. Sylvester Stallone does an impressive job as Gabe and is ably supported by Michael Rooker and Janine Turner as fellow good guys Hal and Jessie. The bad guys are pretty impressive too; most notably John Lithgow who is delightfully over the top as Qualen, the psychotic leader of the villains. Some of the action is quite brutal; surprisingly so as I'd previously only seen the heavily cut UK VHS release which is less violent and much less sweary than the uncut version. Overall I heartily recommend this to anybody wanting a fine action movie which features great stunts rather than obvious CGI.

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