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The most successful installment in a phenomenally successful series, Lethal Weapon helped redefine action movies for the 1980s and 1990s. Read critic reviews

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Following the death of his wife, Los Angeles police detective Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) becomes reckless and suicidal. When he is reassigned and partnered with Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover), Riggs immediately clashes with the older officer. Together they uncover a massive drug-trafficking ring. As they encounter increasingly dangerous situations, Riggs and Murtaugh begin to form a bond. Riggs' volatile behavior might just help them apprehend the criminals -- if it doesn't kill them both first.

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Mel Gibson
Sergeant Martin Riggs
Danny Glover
Sergeant Roger Murtaugh
Gary Busey
Mr. Joshua
Mitchell Ryan
General Peter McAllister
Tom Atkins
Michael Hunsaker
Darlene Love
Trish Murtaugh
Traci Wolfe
Rianne Murtaugh
Jackie Swanson
Amanda Hunsaker
Eric Clapton
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Michael Kamen
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Stephen Goldblatt
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J. Michael Riva
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Marvin March
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Critic Reviews for Lethal Weapon

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  • Mar 12, 2016
    Pretty good action movie that still stands on its own two feet nowadays, The story is very predictable as are most cop/action movies but it's pretty well acted at times and Mel Gibson and Danny Glover were great together.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 13, 2016
    One of my favourites. Lethal Weapon has the amazing chemistry between its two leads, as well as providing witty dialogue, cool action sequences and a overall great time. A great classic!
    Mr N Super Reviewer
  • Nov 23, 2015
    Disclaimer: This review below is a review of "Lethal Weapon: The Director's Cut". Though in the review it will be referred to as just "Lethal Weapon". "Lethal Weapon" is a thrilling action movie. "Lethal Weapon" is has amazing acting from "Mel Gibson" and "Danny Glover". This movie has an thrilling plot to it. Every scene is great except for one. A scene I found stupid was where a car is driver through a house just for fun. "Lethal Weapon" has got a incredible soundtrack to it. It makes the scenes even better. The action scenes in this film are awesome, nothing looks fake. I highly recommend you watch "Lethal Weapon" as it is a awesome 80's movie. And I give "Lethal Weapon" a 8.5/10.
    Steve G Super Reviewer
  • Jun 24, 2013
    The movie that changed how we see action movies. It's a movie that showed that we can have our cake and eat it too. Not only does it have clever dialogue and interesting characters, we get exciting action too. It's not just another buddy cop movie. I can think of a lot of reasons why I love Lethal Weapon. First off, the characters are very endearing and down right likable. We've got Mel Gibson playing a crazy guy before he himself went crazy in real life. Danny Glover is Roger Murtaugh who's getting to old for this sh- well, you know. The dialogue is more clever than you see in most buddy cop movies. This and Lethal Weapon 2 are on my list for favorite action movies of all time. It proved you don't need a big dumb Hollywood action ending to make a satisfying conclusion. Here we've just got two guys fighting on a lawn and it's awesome. Letter Grade: A
    Chris M Super Reviewer

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