Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
Average Rating: 5.8/10
Reviews Counted: 66
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Average Rating: 6.1/10
Critic Reviews: 14
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 7
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Average Rating: 3.3/5
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Detectives Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) and Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) re-teamed for their fourth foray together in this buddy-cop action comedy series based on characters created by Shane Black. With the passage of years, Murtaugh's daughter Rianne (Traci Wolfe) is now about to upgrade Murtaugh to grandfather status, while Riggs' relationship with internal affairs officer Lorna Cole (Rene Russo) means he'll become a proud papa. Elsewhere on the family front, Chinese triad members in Los Angeles
Jul 10, 1998 Wide
Jun 5, 2001
Warner Home Video
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Mindless, sadistic violence juxtaposed with rote sentimentality: this is how Hollywood has finally solved the family-values conundrum, the question of how to entertain the blood- and sex-starved masses and be morally proactive at the same time.
It matters little that the film is rife with non sequiturs, nonsense and nihilistic violence, because its heroes are so darn buoyant and charming.
The climactic streetfighting clash between Mel and coldly charismatic martial arts star Jet Li is a bone-crunching classic.
One could argue about which Lethal Weapon is the best, but No. 4 is certainly the funniest, warmest and most idiosyncratic.
The relationship/humour stuff in Lethal Weapon 4 is pretty much excruciating, mawkish and inane... The second part of Lethal Weapon 044,the action sequences, are much better.
There's no plot worth describing, no repartee wittier than 'Oh shut up,' no acting moments that rise above the level of posing.
If not for Jet Li, Lethal Weapon 4 would actually be worse than Lethal Weapon 3.
Lethal Weapon 4 throws in everything except the kitchen sink -- and that's only if you don't count the one that's destroyed along with the rest of the Murtaugh household.
With 'Lethal Weapon 4' we find the silliest and most sentimental of the bunch.
Cynical and contemptuous of its audience, this lazy sequel oozes an insufferable air of self-satisfaction.
You're best advised to put your head in the sand and avoid all three sequels.
a fine ending
I heard audience members yelling out, 'Rewind it -- I wanna see that again!'
A moderately entertaining entry in an overrated series that sorely lacks the hard-edged toughness director Walter Hill brought to his two superior 48 HRS films.
Fourth time's the charm for the Lethal Weapon series; I say case closed and let's go out on a high note.
The bad guy plot is dull and tiresome; the real charm of the film lies in its comedic elements and character relationships.
Audience Reviews for Lethal Weapon 4
- Wah Sing Ku: In Hong Kong, you'd be dead.
- Lorna Cole: You look a little banged up.
- Martin Riggs: You look a little knocked up.
- Martin Riggs: Flied lice?
- Uncle Benny: Flied lice! It is fried rice, you plick!
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