Lethal Weapon Synopsis
A detective's (Danny Glover) new partner (Mel Gibson) seems to have a death wish.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
In a movie with the energy of this one, we're exhilarated by the sheer freedom of movement; the violence becomes surrealistic and less...
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90

Washington Post

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After watching Gibson and Glover grow accustomed to each other, develop trust and confidence in each other and charge bullheadedly into...
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90

Washington Post

By Rita Kempley
Lethal Weapon opens with a shot of Mel Gibson in his birthday suit and just gets better. Likewise we meet costar Danny Glover in the...
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Lethal Weapon sinks an unexpectedly sharp hook at a delightfully unique angle, and never once lets up. A purposefully off- kilter flick, it...
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88

TV Guide

Gibson is truly frightening as the cop about to go into orbit, and Glover is a standout as the down-to-earth lawman with very much to lose.
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80

Empire

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The pace never slows, the jokes never miss and the stunts never disappoint in this macho-dream of an actioner.
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80

The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
The film is all fast action, noisy stunts and huge, often unflattering close-ups, but it packs an undeniable wallop.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The skies are thick with whizzing bullets and strings being pulled by Shane Black's crude script and Richard Donner's cement-mixer...
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
Lethal Weapon is vulgar, violent and predictable. Yet, in some outbreak of id, I got caught up in the shenanigans of Danny Glover and Mel...
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12

Chicago Tribune

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The melodramatic clumsiness of the script, and, in one scene, its gratuitous endorsement of marijuana, betrays the youth of its writer,...
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bad***!

By myfajahas400children
I haven't seen a lot of Buddy Cop movies, but so far this is the best one. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover star as two very different cops who become partners. I know it may sound cliched, but it's...

As good a cop show as they come

By Jeff Borup
"I'm gettin' too old for this s**t."...

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 15 & under Mismatched cops spar in violent '80s action hit.
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