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½ July 21, 2016
Never boring, never cheesy and always punchy, Lethal Weapon deserves it status as one of the all time classic action films. Lethal Weapon boasts quotable dialogue which is delivered brilliantly by Gibson and Glover. It refuses to partake in the modern day action cliche of shaky cam, favouring easy-watching well choreographed car chases, shootouts and fights. It's not the best Christmas action flick out there (thank you Die Hard), but it's certainly a complete package.
July 19, 2016
There's a reason this was the template for every action movie that followed for a long time.
July 15, 2016
One of my favorite films. The perfect buddy cop movie. Non biased 4stars, personally 5 stars. The set up to the characters is great. The comedy is funny, a couple of gut busters. The action is real and believe able. The crash of characters fit the actors very well. Excellent writing, good performances, solid action, and all around good film making.
½ July 14, 2016
Lethal Weapon is one of the pioneering great action films and what makes it work, especially as a franchise, is the thrilling nature of the climax and undeniable chemistry between Gibson and Glover. It's one of the all time defining action films.
Martin Riggs, a suicidal loose cannon detective, is partnered with no nonsense veteran cop Roger Murtaugh to solve a murder of a troubled young woman caused by a gang of armed heroin smugglers.
The 1980s was a great time for the action genre. Rambo, Die Hard, Arnold flicks, and Lethal Weapon were some of the defining titles of the decade. This is also one of Gibson and Glover's big breaks into film (Gibson had a little bit before this), and Lethal Weapon defines great performances and chemistry. An odd couple chemistry between the two reasonably started the "buddy cop" genre, with some one liners and explosions everywhere, Lethal Weapon is one of a kind. In a field of tons of action films with the same general atmosphere, Lethal Weapon stood out and was a humorous thrill of a film. Great performances from Gibson, Glover, and even Gary Busey, playing the primary villain. The general atmosphere for some parts feels a little more dull, notably in the beginning, but picks up a lot towards the end. Lethal Weapon is gritty, thrilling, and one of the all time great action flicks. Lethal Weapon soon became a hit and led the way for three sequels, which I will also be reviewing.
July 12, 2016
Funny, intense and most importantly, enjoyable. 'Lethal Weapon' is likely the best entry in the franchise and starts off the Gibson/Glover pairing with quite a bang.
July 11, 2016
The technical filmmaking is a little dated, but thanks to the impressive chemistry between Gibson and Glover, Lethal Weapon remains a significant entry to 1980s action movies
July 10, 2016
I'd say probably my second favorite cop movie behind RoboCop, it's a true classic a fun watch to anyone who hasn't seen it. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover have a really good balanced chemistry.
½ July 10, 2016
Lethal Weapon begins with a young girl jumping off a building, and appearing to commit suicide. But, once new partners Roger Murtaugh and Martin Riggs begin looking into the case they learn that the girl was actually poisoned and murdered. So, they begin investigating and learn that this case is far more dangerous than they initially thought. Overall. Lethal Weapon is a fun 80s action movie that features two terrific characters, fun action, comedic moments, and times that the film has a more serious tone that make it more than just a cheesy action movie.
July 8, 2016
Mel Gibson is awesome (but insane, in the movie and in real life)
½ July 6, 2016
A fun, even though over the top, '80s action movie with solid performances and an intriguing, classic Shane Black story.
July 5, 2016
Awesome movie, Richard Donner's Director's cut is better that the original cut.
½ July 5, 2016
digital copy does NOT WORK!!
July 5, 2016
Proper film every thing you want
July 5, 2016
Gotta love this movie
July 5, 2016
One of the action film
July 5, 2016
I'm getting to old for this shit. LoL, classic
July 5, 2016
Awesome movie! Great chemistry with Mel G. and Danny G
July 5, 2016
I'm getting to old for this sh*t.
July 5, 2016
best 1 of whole series
July 5, 2016
very good movie. mel gibson does it again
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