Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cliffhanger (1993)




At The Edge

THE PLOT (9 stars - Excellent)
Rescuers Gabe and Hal are forced by big-time thieves to search missing suitcases, full of money.  Also, who wouldn't forget the dramatic rescue of a couple stuck on the mountaintop?  Hang on!  This film will keep you at the edge.

THE PERFORMANCE (8 stars - Very Good)
Sylvester Stallone is not your typical “Rambo” hero here, but he quite performs well as the sympathetic and vulnerable one. On the other hand, supporting casts did a nice job too.  John Lithgow and Rex Linn are the best villains ever.

THE PRODUCTION (9 stars - Excellent)
The movie gives viewers the best real action.  From the fighting and explosion scenes, to the wild-ride airborne and cliffhanging stunts, to the bitter cold snow, ice and avalanche experience.  I enjoyed the breathtaking mountains, plus the matching beautiful soundtrack.



OVERALL SCORE
(9 + 8 + 9) / 3 = 8.66
9/10 points = Excellent


OTHER CRITICS

1.  All Movie
     = 2.5/5.0 stars (reviewed by Mike DiBella)

2.  Amazon
     = 4.0/5.0 stars (based on 80 users)

3.  Box Office Mojo
     = B (based on 757 users)

4.  Film Critic
     = 3.0/5.0 stars (reviewed by Jason Morgan)
     = 4.0/5.0 stars (reviewed by users)

5.  IMDB
     = 6.2/10.0 stars (based on 34,599 users

6.  Metacritic
     = 60/100 points (based on 16 critics)
     = 6.6/10.0 points (based on 5 users)

7.  MRQE
     = 63/100 (based on 70 critics)

8.  MSN Movies
     = 3.0/10.0 stars (based critics)
     = 3.8/5.0 stars (based on 42 users)

9.  RottenTomatoes
     = 82/100 points (based on 33 critics)
     = 47/100 points (based on 9,768 users)

10.  Yahoo Movies
     = none
     = B- (based on 1,896 users)


THE GIST
Death defying!  A lot of things going on, yet I like how everything is connected.  Be ready to see non-stop gripping scenes, escaping from the crooks and the harsh nature.  :)



EXTRA STUFF

1.  CAUGHT QUOTE

"Let me jar your memory."
- Eric Qualen



2.  INTERESTING CHARACTER

"Loudmouth" Richard Travers



3.  TEASER SCENE

video
- Reaching up


4.  MOVIE TRAILER

video




5.  NUMBER TRACKER 

Production Budget                          $70.0 M
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Domestic Gross           $84.0 M
Foreign Gross            $171.0 M
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Worldwide Gross                          $255.0 M
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Profit                                           $185.0 M



6.  ACCOLADES (BEST AND WORST)

Academy Awards, USA (Oscars)
Nominated:                  - Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing
                                   - Best Effects, Visual Effects
                                   - Best Sound

MTV Awards, USA
Nominated:                  - Best Opening Sequence

Razzie Awards, USA
Nominated:                  - Worst Picture
                                   - Worst Screenplay
                                   - Worst Supporting Actor
                                           (John Lithgow)
                                   - Worst Supporting Actress
                                           (Janine Turner)













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