Cliffhanger (1993)

Cliffhanger_posterBy Scott Goldfine

Action hotshot Renny Harlin (“Die Hard 2”) directs Sylvester Stallone in a film so breathtaking that rock-climbing boots are recommended. Sly plays a mountain rescuer who must brave the hostile elements of the Colorado Rockies while matching wits with a band of cutthroat criminals in search of lost currency, led by a splendidly wicked John Lithgow.

The story’s lightweight, but the movie zips along and has some awesome sequences. Also stars Michael Rooker and Janine Turner. Rated R.

GRADE: A-

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