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Lethal Weapon 2 Reviews

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
August 12, 2012
I've confused a lot of the good things I remember about the first film with good stuff that in actuality happened in the second.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
June 14, 2012
Pesci's terrific comic performance really gooses the proceedings, but the film also works because of its exciting action content, the presence of Patsy Kensit as Riggs' love interest, and the series-best interplay between the two lead characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Elliot Panek
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Sequel adds Joe Pesci to the buddy cop formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
August 26, 2009
One of the finest examples of the genre, and, in my humble estimation, one of the greatest sequels put to film. Perhaps deranged hyperbole, but rarely does a follow-up outgun the original film as swiftly as Lethal 2 does.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Clint Morris
Brag Magazine
February 3, 2009
Better than the first!
Read More | Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide
August 25, 2008
Returning director Richard Donner seems to have smoothed over the few stylistic rough edges remaining from the earlier film to deliver here two hours of pure, breathless, high-impact entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

August 25, 2008
Probably the best film in the series to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Variety Staff
June 6, 2008
Loaded with the usual elements, Lethal Weapon 2 benefits from a consistency of tone that was lacking in the first film.
February 12, 2008
Kick ass sequel
| Original Score: 4/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 26, 2006
...funnier, more exciting, and more action-packed than the others in the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Chuck O'Leary
February 17, 2006
Too jokey and cutesy. This is where the series took a wrong turn toward too much comedy, but the public didn't seem to mind.
Read More | Original Score: 4/10
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
By concentrating on the often frustrating, funny relationship between the three men, the film gains in humour but loses some of the momentum and panache which distinguished the original.
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
June 25, 2004
Strong, funny sequel
| Original Score: 3/5
Dragan Antulov
March 9, 2004
Despite problems with poor characterization and weak plot, Lethal Weapon 2 nevertheless provides a satisfying combination of male bonding, action and humor...
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
If you liked Lethal Weapon, you'll like Lethal Weapon 2; it's almost as simple as that.
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
April 30, 2003
The best of the series! I really liked this one. Yes, even more than the first.
| Original Score: 5/5
Brian Mckay
March 19, 2003
Worse than the first, but better than the rest.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
December 4, 2002
Simplistic and manipulative, but it's hard to trump the Gibson and Glover team.
| Original Score: 3/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
A much better film than its predecessor. It's smarter, funnier and more action-packed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A film with the same off-center invention and wild energy as the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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