SamCox's Rating of Lethal Weapon

Sam's Review of Lethal Weapon

4 years ago via Flixster
Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon(1987)

Lethal Weapon is a very entertaining action movie but to me it's not a great 80s action movie, to me it's just a typical 80s action movie. There are some fantastic 80s action movies but Lethal Weapon is just not one of them to me. The one thing that stopped me from thinking this was a great movie is the story of the movie. We've seen this story a thousand times and it has all the clichés of an action movie. I'm saying that that's necessarily a bad thing but it's the only thing stopping it from being a great movie to me. Even though the story isn't the greatest, Shane Black's writing is still pretty good. Black creates this great relationship between these two very different cops and it just works so well, especially when you have Mel Gibson and Danny Glover portraying these cops. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are easily the best thing about this movie to me because they just have amazing chemistry together. Both of their performances are just great in my opinion. This movie also has some very good action scenes that were well shot and very entertaining. Overall Lethal Weapon is a good action movie that I would recommend to anyone whose a fan of the action genre.