Lethal Weapon Reviews

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September 6, 2020
An enduring buddy film, brilliantly combining drama, comedy, adventure, bloodshed, machine gun showdowns in the middle of busy highways, and excessive property destruction.
May 25, 2020
My problem with Lethal Weapon is I did not love the script or the action
December 24, 2019
...it's not difficult to see why Riggs and Murtaugh became downright iconic figures after the release of this picture...
July 25, 2019
Richard Donner directed with an expert eye for action but impaired vision for logic.
March 14, 2018
... creates a new type of hero... [Full review in Spanish]
March 6, 2017
Unfortunately, while Black's assembled all the parts, he's not locked in the conflict early enough, and the good scenes simply aren't enough good to make up for the plot's too-late lock.
December 13, 2014
[Gibson and Glover] make a great team, and some of their early adventures are exciting. But the film runs out of gas as it turns into an extended chase sequence.
December 6, 2013
At center is the first big, juicy mythic-hero part Gibson has had since Mad Max.
December 6, 2013
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.
December 6, 2013
The story, which proceeds with inevitability, is enlivened by Donner's rousing action sequences.
December 6, 2013
Implausibility is a large part of the entertainment in this romp par excellence, with each overblown set piece becoming ever more ludicrous.
December 6, 2013
Thanks to a peculiar chemistry and a terrific script, Mel Gibson and Danny Glover lift this movie above mere TV-cop fodder.
May 13, 2013
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.
May 13, 2013
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.
August 12, 2012
What does it say that I loved it as a boy of fourteen?
June 14, 2012
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.
January 1, 2011
Mismatched cops spar in violent '80s action hit.
July 7, 2009
From a distance, Lethal Weapon might appear generic, but a closer look reveals something special.
August 25, 2008
What a concept! Mad Max meets The Cosby Show
August 25, 2008
A phenomenally successful, noisy, violent buddy movie.
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