Vertical Limit

Vertical Limit

Martin Campbell (2000)

12 Certificate


Our Score
Snapped ropes, dislodged boulders and crumbling ledges are just some of the perils facing mountaineer Chris O'Donnell in this predictable but watchable adventure from Mask of Zorro director Martin Campbell. Now working as a photographer, O'Donnell is still haunted by memories of the harrowing climb that ended in his father's death. When an expedition to scale K2 (the world's second-highest mountain) goes badly awry, a group that includes O'Donnell's estranged sister (Robin Tunney) and reckless airline boss Bill Paxton faces imminent death. O'Donnell makes a decidedly uncharismatic hero, but some enjoyable action sequences almost make up for the clichéd characterisations.


A wildlife photographer is forced to master his fears and the elements as he leads an expedition to climb K2, the world's second highest mountain, on a desperate mission to rescue his estranged sister and her fellow mountaineers, who have fallen into a crevasse. Action adventure, starring Chris O'Donnell, Bill Paxton, Scott Glenn and Robin Tunney.

Cast & Crew

Peter Garrett Chris O'Donnell
Elliot Vaughn Bill Paxton
Annie Garrett Robin Tunney
Montgomery Wick Scott Glenn
Monique Aubertina Izabella Scorupco
Major Rasul Temuera Morrison
Royce Garrett Stuart Wilson (1)
Tom McLaren Nicholas Lea
Kareem Nazir Alexander Siddig
Colonel Amir Salim Roshan Seth
Malcolm Bench Ben Mendelsohn
Skip Taylor Robert Taylor (4)
Frank "Chainsaw" Williams David Hayman
Cyril Bench Steve Le Marquand
Director Martin Campbell
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia TriStarGuidance: Brief nudity, edited for violence and language.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 19 Jan 2001