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Lethal Weapon Reviews

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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
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At center is the first big, juicy mythic-hero part Gibson has had since Mad Max.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

December 6, 2013
Ben Yagoda
Philadelphia Daily News

What this premise needs is a serviceable plot, but screenwriter Shane Block hasn't provided one. Indeed, for an action thriller, Lethal Weapon is unacceptably slow.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News

December 6, 2013
Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The story, which proceeds with inevitability, is enlivened by Donner's rousing action sequences.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

December 6, 2013
John Marriott
Radio Times

Implausibility is a large part of the entertainment in this romp par excellence, with each overblown set piece becoming ever more ludicrous.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2013
Ralph Novak
People Magazine

Thanks to a peculiar chemistry and a terrific script, Mel Gibson and Danny Glover lift this movie above mere TV-cop fodder.

Full Review Source: People Magazine

December 6, 2013
Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Nothing, however, can really prepare audiences for the generally good, though offbeat, performances, gritty action and serio-comic exploits of the Good Guys vs. the Bad Guys.

Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 13, 2013
Johanna Steinmetz
Chicago Tribune
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As action-adventure, it's pointlessly puerile, a movie where the heroes are so childish they try to one-up each other with fancy shots at the pistol range.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 0.5/4

May 13, 2013
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

What does it say that I loved it as a boy of fourteen?

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 2/4

August 12, 2012
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Yeah, I know, I know: It's considered an action classic and routinely pegged as one of the best "buddy cop" films, but it's always held just marginal appeal for me -- besides, compare it to Die Hard, and its "classic" status seems even more ludicrous.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 14, 2012
Elliot Panek
Common Sense Media

Mismatched cops spar in violent '80s action hit.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2011
James Berardinelli
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From a distance, Lethal Weapon might appear generic, but a closer look reveals something special.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 7, 2009
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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What a concept! Mad Max meets The Cosby Show

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 25, 2008


A phenomenally successful, noisy, violent buddy movie.

Full Review Source: Film4

August 25, 2008

the best buddycop film ever

| Original Score: 4/4

February 12, 2008
Gavin Bainbridge
Empire Magazine

The pace never slows, the jokes never miss and the stunts never disappoint in this macho-dream of an actioner.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

November 27, 2007
Variety Staff
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Lethal Weapon is a film teetering on the brink of absurdity when it gets serious, but thanks to its unrelenting energy and insistent drive, it never quite falls.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 27, 2007
Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
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Empty glitz in search of a style.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 27, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Gibson is truly frightening as the cop about to go into orbit, and Glover is a standout as the down-to-earth lawman with very much to lose.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 4, 2006
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Granted, the film doesn't feature the most interesting story-line to come across a movie screen, but that doesn't matter all that much because we're having a whole bunch of fun watching the chemistry between Glover and Gibson...

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 8/10

August 4, 2006
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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In this classy all-action thriller, Mel Gibson oozes charm the way his victims ooze blood.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
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