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National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)



Average Rating: 3.5/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 6

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The Lethal Weapon series and the rest of the buddy-cop genre receives the parody treatment in this low-brow comedy. Emilio Estevez stars as Jack Colt, the Mel Gibson-like loose cannon, while Samuel L. Jackson assumes the Danny Glover role as Wes Luger, his exasperated partner. Together, Colt and Luger investigate the murder of Luger's former partner (Whoopi Goldberg) and discover a criminal conspiracy led by the nefarious General Mortars (William Shatner). Hoping to mimic the success of the



Dec 21, 1999

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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All Critics (27) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (20) | DVD (7)

A new low in lame spoofery.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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This film is stale.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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A buddy cop parody of the lowest possible caliber.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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actually very funny

February 18, 2008

As much a poor man's "Hot Shots" if ever they were

May 6, 2005

A second-rate attempt to out-Zucker the Zucker brothers.

April 30, 2004
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

In a career of poor choices, perhaps this one was the worst. Oh sure, it made money, but it also turned Emilio Estevez into Leslie Nielsen.

March 25, 2003
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Audience Reviews for National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1

This may be old, this may be cheesy, and this may be a parody, but this has got to be one of the most insanely funny films I have seen! When you stick Samuel L. Jackson in anything, it tends to be good, and in this situation, it was amazing! There are ridiculous references to so many classic films such as Silence Of The Lambs, Wayne's World, Die Hard, and, of course, Lethal Weapon.

There's not much to say when it comes down to the story: cop's partner dies (in a ridiculous way), cop annoyed, cop paired up with a rookie, pair try to take down a corporation trying to spread cocaine in cookies, the usual!

What I find best about this film is the cameos from people like Charlie Sheen, and the amazingly comical lines, rip-offs and jokes that come out time after time, after time. For those people, however, that do not find much to films such as Scary Movie, or Superhero Movie, stay well away from this film. If not, then please, welcome aboard, and let the film's total randomness entice you and take you on a hysterical journey...
October 17, 2011
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Second-rate spoof flick with an embarrasingly low laugh count. I really wanted to like this, but with all the clumsy directing and even worse writing, it's more like the 90's equivalent of a Seltzer & Friedberg movie. Jokes need to be witty and rapid in order to work within the parody realm, and here they are neither. I might have been better if they had given the lead role to Charlie Sheen. But instead he just gets a small cameo, while his lesser-talented brother Emilio takes up most of the screen time. A watchable "comedy" overall, but if you were to ask for my advice, I'd suggest you take a pass on it.
July 13, 2011
Mike S

Super Reviewer

An hilarious spoof of Lethal Weapon and just buddy cop movies in general. The cast is impressive, too, I loved seeing Shatner as the bad guy, especially. This is probably one of the best spoof movies of the 90s.
May 19, 2011

Super Reviewer

A silly spoof of the Lethal Weapon films. One of the National Lampoon?s better attempts!
September 24, 2009

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    1. Wes Luger: Don't look, just play it cool....I'm gonna try and lose em'.
    – Submitted by Jacob H (19 months ago)
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