Vertical Limit  is a lot like an amusement park thrill ride. When it comes to the gut-twisting fear of dangling off a 1,000-foot precipice while a mile-wide avalanche of snow comes roaring at you down a Himalayan slope, it delivers.
"Gotcha" movies only work if you don't see the big reveal coming. The "gotcha" at the end of Primal Fear ? I've never met anyone who wasn't completely suckered in by this thriller and by Edward Norton's hair-raising performance in his first major movie.