Lethal Weapon 2
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This high-voltage sequel continues the adventures of Los Angeles detectives Riggs and Murtaugh (Oscar-winner Mel Gibson and Danny Glover) as they try to thwart a smuggling ring of blond South African "diplomats". Gibson finds romance this time around, and Academy Award- winner Joe Pesci ("GoodFellas," "My Cousin Vinnie") joins the team as fast-talking con artist Leo Getz. "At the Movies" calls this "...Pure dynamite!...a summer blockbuster with enough humor, excitement and action for two movies," while Roger Ebert praises "...Terrific...… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Loaded with the usual elements, Lethal Weapon 2 benefits from a consistency of tone that was lacking in the first film."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"A film with the same off-center invention and wild energy as the original."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"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."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"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."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"Probably the best film in the series to date."
‑ , Film4
"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."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"You've got your chases, you've got your explosions, you've got your destruction of property and death of innocent bystanders -- all this and bonding too."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"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."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Better than the first!"
‑ Clint Morris, Brag Magazine
"Kick ass sequel"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"If you liked Lethal Weapon, you'll like Lethal Weapon 2; it's almost as simple as that."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"It's fun stuff -- crackling, playfully escapist summer fare that doesn't make you feel taken advantage of later."
‑ Roger Piantadosi, Washington Post
"Sequel adds Joe Pesci to the buddy cop formula."
‑ Elliot Panek, Common Sense Media
"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."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"...funnier, more exciting, and more action-packed than the others in the series."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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