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Year
1993
Runtime
113 min.
Director
Renny Harlin
Genres
Action, Adventure, Thriller
Rating *
6.4
Votes *
88,887
Checks
15,501
Favs
189
Dislikes
177
Favs/checks
1.2% (1:82)
Favs/dislikes
1:1
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  1. Earring72's avatar

    Earring72

    Still great action movie with terrific stunts and exciting over the top action. Great fun 5 years 8 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Cliffhanger is one of the more successful Die Hard imitators ("Die Hard on a Mountain"), with a good heroic cast - Sylvester Stallone, Michael Rooker (is this the original Guardians movie?) and Janine Turner - giving terrorist-thieves a bad time in the Rockies after a hare-brained heist goes wrong. Great use of the location and strong stunt work, and though the film itself is derivative (it also steals from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom for some reason), it also seems fairly influential. In addition to the parodies that made the first sequence part of pop culture, I dare say the Mission: Impossible franchise poached a couple of sequences from it, as did Peter Jackson over the years. It's one real weakness, for me, was the villains. They are almost impossibly stupid, impatiently shooting at people for no reason but to make the movie last longer. If they'd only shown some restraint early on, I'm pretty sure they would have gotten away with the money and their lives. And that means John Lithgow's character is criminally underwritten, just a vaguely European psychopath, with nowhere near the standing of Alan Rickman's Hans Gruber. Truth in advertising: Why doesn't this end on an actual cliffhanger? 1 year 11 months ago
  3. mook's avatar

    mook

    Watchable Stallone action/thriller with a solid premise (Die Hard up a Mountain?) - but I never really got into it. 6/10.

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    8 years ago
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