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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

[4.75/10] Vertige a.k.a. High Lane (2009)



High Lane (2009)

Short review: French filmmakers are officially running out of fresh and original ideas! "Vertige" is an utter "Descent"/"Wrong Turn" ripoff and despite I love both films, I found this film to be almost terrible. At first, you get some pretty impressive climbing sequences with lines snapping and nice action mixed with beautiful landscape shots and some good camera-work. As soon as the movie turns to be a survival horror with some mountain hillbilly maniac who hunts climbers it goes overboard. There is no resolution of the obscure guy hunting the climbers and the flashback sequences about some mishappenings in the life of the female lead who seems to be a doctor are pretty meaningless and cheap. There are no scares, no thrills, there is some gore if you are into that sort of thing, but most of the time the "Vertige" is nearly unwatchable, mostly because of paper-thin characters, horrible dialogue and lack of intensity.

  • My Rating: 4.75/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
  • IMDb: 5.8/10

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