Looper recently ran a poll to determine which Sylvester Stallone movie from the 1990s is the most underrated of the bunch, with 630 people from across the United States pitching their two cents. “Cop Land” wound up in a final place with 13.17% of the ballots, and “Daylight” narrowly overtook it at 18.10%. Next up was “Judge Dredd” with 19.84%, and “Demolition Man” landed the runner-up spot — securing 23.17%. That made director Renny Harlin’s 1993 thriller, “Cliffhanger,” the victor, bringing house the remaining 25.71% of the general votes.
“Cliffhanger” stars Sylvester Stallone as Gabe Walker — a former mountain climber who ends up on the center of a plot to steal $100 million from the US Treasury, spearheaded by the slippery Eric Qualen (played by the “Dexter” revival’s own John Lithgow). The film fared well on the box workplace, taking in roughly $255 million on a $70 million finances, and garnered reasonable assist from critics at the time of its premiere. As of this writing, it holds a 67% contemporary rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has advanced into one thing of a cult basic because of its entertaining performances and powerful motion sequences.
In the grand scheme of Sylvester Stallone’s career, “Cliffhanger” is a relative footnote in comparison with his extra mainstream tasks. Although should its premise strike your fancy and you end up with a while to test it out, it might be value it for you to do so. Who knows? You might discover some stage of appreciation for this oft-forgotten Stallone-centric production.