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Lethal Weapon Reviews

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
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
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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
December 6, 2013
At center is the first big, juicy mythic-hero part Gibson has had since Mad Max.
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 6, 2013
The story, which proceeds with inevitability, is enlivened by Donner's rousing action sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Johanna Steinmetz
Chicago Tribune
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
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
August 25, 2008
What a concept! Mad Max meets The Cosby Show
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Variety Staff
Variety
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.
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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
November 27, 2007
Empty glitz in search of a style.
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Geoff Brown
Time Out
June 24, 2006
In this classy all-action thriller, Mel Gibson oozes charm the way his victims ooze blood.
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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.
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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.
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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