Lethal Weapon 3
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Superstars Mel Gibson and Danny Glover return with director Richard Donner for Lethal Weapon 3, the third in the phenomenally successful action series. In this film, Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) is only eight days away from retirement and his partner, Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson), once again manages to get them both into hot water with both the LAPD and the bad guys, who this time are Jack Travis (Stuart Wilson) and a gang of hoodlums selling armor-piercing bullets. Joe Pesci returns as the fast-talking schmuck Leo Getz. A new addition to the cast is Rene Russo as Lorna Cole, a sergeant from… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A cheerfully amoral movie that cannily caters to and satirizes our passion for cinematic violence."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"The movie isn't going anywhere, but it goes in circles at top speed."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Lethal Weapon 3 is inexcusable crap, but it's sort of intriguing inexcusable crap."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Slick, predictable fun."
‑ , Film4
"Action packed, violent, and funny Gibson/Glover franchise entry."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Manages to be highly entertaining and sanctions all its violence by making the bad guys so despicable that death seems to be the only solution."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Mediocrity wielded by experts."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"The franchise is back to its middling ways with Lethal Weapon 3, a sporadically entertaining entry."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"More of the same, but it's now so far removed from any sense of reality, and done with such ham-fisted insistence, it's become a clumsy parody of itself."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A lethal dose of action, thrills, and comedy."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"What this sequel delivers is still the kind of high-speed roller-coaster action that producer Joel Silver's films often do so well."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"They know what they're doing and how to do it, but we miss the sense of invention that brightened the earlier movies."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Violent action sequel on par with rest of series."
‑ Elliot Panek, Common Sense Media
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"Aside from one good car chase, the weakest entry in the series."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
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