Lethal Weapon 2 Synopsis
Detectives (Mel Gibson, Danny Glover) nail South African-diplomat drug runner.
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Washington Post

But no, Lethal Weapon 2 is no artless, autopiloted waste of precious movie-theater air conditioning. It's fun stuff -- crackling, playfully...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Lethal Weapon 2 is that rarity - a sequel with most of the same qualities as the original. I walked into the movie with a certain dread....
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80

Washington Post

By Rita Kempley
"Lethal Weapon," that BMW of buddy movies, spawns Lethal Weapon 2, a blacktop-blistering bad-guy-getter that's nearly twice as much fun.
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80

Empire

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Unlike most sequels Lethal Weapon 2 is neither predictable nor conventional. It's just pumped full of juice.
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80

The New York Times

Before it skids out of control in the final sequence, the film is so careful to preserve its successful comic-action formula that it...
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80

Variety

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Loaded with the usual elements, Lethal Weapon 2 benefits from a consistency of tone that was lacking in the first film. This time,...
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Sitting through Lethal Weapon 2 is like dating a jackhammer. It's a slick, cynical, high-speed assembly line of car chases, jokes, sex,...
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75

TV Guide

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Returning director Richard Donner seems to have smoothed over the few stylistic rough edges remaining from the earlier film to deliver here...
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Lethal Weapon 2 is bang-bang and brain-dead in roughly equal measure. If there's an advantage this time out, it's that the film seems to...
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
Yet another disappointing summer sequel, Lethal Weapon 2, with Danny Glover and Mel Gibson reprising their cop-buddy roles in pursuit of...
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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 15 & under Violent sequel adds Joe Pesci to the buddy cop formula.
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