Lethal Weapon - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Lethal Weapon Reviews

Page 1 of 3
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
August 12, 2012
What does it say that I loved it as a boy of fourteen?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2011
Mismatched cops spar in violent '80s action hit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 7, 2009
From a distance, Lethal Weapon might appear generic, but a closer look reveals something special.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 25, 2008
What a concept! Mad Max meets The Cosby Show
August 25, 2008
A phenomenally successful, noisy, violent buddy movie.
February 12, 2008
the best buddycop film ever
| Original Score: 4/4
November 27, 2007
The pace never slows, the jokes never miss and the stunts never disappoint in this macho-dream of an actioner.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 27, 2007
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.
November 27, 2007
Empty glitz in search of a style.
December 4, 2006
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Page 1 of 3