Lethal Weapon 3


Lethal Weapon 3

Critics Consensus

Murtaugh and Riggs remain an appealing partnership, but Lethal Weapon 3 struggles to give them a worthy new adventure as it cranks up the camp along with the mean-spiritedness.



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Riggs and Murtaugh are back again. This time, they must stop a former cop who has become an arms dealer to L.A. street gangs.


Mel Gibson
as Martin Riggs
Danny Glover
as Roger Murtaugh
Joe Pesci
as Leo Getz
Rene Russo
as Lorna Cole
Stuart Wilson
as Jack Travis
Steve Kahan
as Capt. Murphy
Stephen Kahan
as Capt. Ed Murphy
Darlene Love
as Trish Murtaugh
Traci Wolfe
as Rianne Murtaugh
Damon Hines
as Nick Murtaugh
Ebonie Smith
as Carrie Murtaugh
Mary Ellen Trainor
as Dr. Stephanie Woods
Nick Chinlund
as Hatchett
Alan Scarfe
as Herman Walters
Delores Hall
as Delores
Mark Pellegrino
as Billy Phelps
Kenneth Tigar
as Ernie/Detective
Pete Antico
as 1st Henchman/Hubie
Sven Ole Thorsen
as 2nd Henchman
Ronnie Alicino
as 1st Squad Member
Henry Brown
as 2nd Squad Member
Paul Tuerpé
as 3rd Henchman
Eric Briant Wells
as 3rd Squad Member
Miguel A. Núñez Jr.
as 4th Squad Member
Philip Moon
as 5th Squad Member
Bobby Wynn
as Darryl
Sylvia Webb White
as Darryl's Mother
Danny "Big" Black
as Darryl's Father
Vince Howard
as Preacher
Paul Hipp
as Doctor
Stephen Kay
as Movie Director
Michael George Miller
as Movie Assistant Director
Henry Kingi
as Movie Gun Punk
Adam Klineberg
as Movie Cop
Michele Landry
as Young Woman
Scott M. Bryce
as Young Man
Del Emory
as Shower Cop
James Oliver
as Manager
Thomas A. Geas
as Man at Hamburger Stand
Gene Williams
as Gangbanger
Selma Archerd
as Officer Selma
Harvey Fisher
as Murtaugh Neighbor
Edward J. Rosen
as 1st Hockey Spectator
Jay Fiondella
as 2nd Hockey Spectator
Jay Byron
as Guard
David Lee Bynum
as Construction Worker
Steve Psaros
as 1st Desk Cop
Paul Ganus
as 2nd Desk Cop
Don Stanley
as 1st Highway Patrolman
Maryellen Aviano
as 2nd Highway Patrolman
J. Mills Goodloe
as Harbormaster
Jan de Bont
as Dutch Cameraman (uncredited)
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  • Mar 13, 2016
    On par with the first two and I was quite surprised how good the action was too, The plot was a little different from the others but not that much it's still predictable, There was a few serious scenes where Mel and Danny could flex their acting muscles for a few minutes that worked well, It's fun and action packed and it just has enough humour to lighten the mood at times.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Nov 24, 2015
    Disclaimer: The following review is for "Lethal Weapon 3: Director's Cut" although it will be referred to as simply "Lethal Weapon 3". "Lethal Weapon 3" is an okay action film. "Lethal Weapon 3" has got good acting from "Mel Gibson" and "Danny Glover". The plot to this film is alright, there are a few scenes which like the previous film were not necessary. Something I do like about this film is the comedy. The action scenes in this film aren't great, in fact the final climatic action scene is boring. The music in this film is pretty good. I give "Lethal Weapon 3" a 6.5/10.
    Steve G Super Reviewer
  • Nov 18, 2013
    The more the sequels that come out, the bigger the necessity for (take your pick): i. Increase the action dose. ii. Increase the humor. iii. Increase its accessibility for modern (younger) viewers. iv. Increase the number of hot(?) female candidates for Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson). So Richard Donner said: "Screw it. I'll pick all of the above!", and so, the series becomes more mainstream, forces more sentimental humor, brings more emotional punches to the audience so that the connection between Riggs and Murtaugh becomes more heartfelt (wait... what?), and decreases in manliness, the latter aspect being the one that made the old-school action films so great and different from what is seen today. 60/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 25, 2013
    Lethal Weapon 3 isn't a bad movie. It isn't as great as its two predecessors, but it's still pretty good. The problem with Lethal Weapon 3 is that it's forgettable. The witty banter, likable characters and exciting action are all still here, but it's too safe. What I mean by it being safe is that it steers to much into convention. It just seems like another Lethal Weapon movie but without the spark that made the first two great. There's a lot of good moments in this one and the ending shoot out features a great action set piece. But it relies too heavily on the events that happened in the first two movies and has little character development. Leo Getz is even more annoying in this one and seems a bit shoehorned in (at least they got rid of him early on). Letter Grade: B
    Chris M Super Reviewer

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