Lethal Weapon - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Lethal Weapon Reviews

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Top Critic
Geoff Brown
Time Out
June 24, 2006
In this classy all-action thriller, Mel Gibson oozes charm the way his victims ooze blood.
Brad Laidman
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Admittedly, it pretty cool to see Martin Riggs burst through the door the second the bad guy says "There's no more heroes left in the world" despite having just received brutal electric shock torture that will leave you cringing with shooting discomfort.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
October 27, 2005
[VIDEO ESSAY] Screenwriter Shane Black's approach to creating unconventional characters for "Lethal Weapon" created a new template for the buddy movie genre, which dates back to the silent era of Laurel and Hardy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 6, 2005
The best in an overrated series thanks to Gibson's intense performance as a suicidal cop.
| Original Score: 3/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
September 26, 2003
The buddy-cop movie that set the standard for all to come.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The film is all fast action, noisy stunts and huge, often unflattering close-ups, but it packs an undeniable wallop.
Widgett Walls
December 30, 2002
A buddy action movie that's actually extremely well-acted, especially on Gibson's part.
| Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Still remarkably entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Undeniably one of the best 80s action flicks, next to Commando and Die Hard.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 4, 2002
Undistinguished, but entertaining
| Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
I'm a guy who is bored by shootouts and chase scenes. I've seen it all. But this movie thrilled me from beginning to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A vivid, visceral reminder of just how exciting an action film can be.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A pistol-packing, snap-crackling blow-out.
Eric D. Snider
January 1, 2000
Lethal Weapon is big, dumb fun, and often genuinely funny and exciting. It's no sin to enjoy it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000
It moves along at a frenetic pace, providing excitement galore, so long as you don't stop to think about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Dragan Antulov
January 1, 2000
...Lethal Weapon remains one of those rare 1980s action films that passed the test of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 17, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
July 7, 2005
| Original Score: B
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 2, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 3, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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