Lethal Weapon 4
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Detectives Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) and Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) re-teamed for their fourth foray together in this buddy-cop action comedy series based on characters created by Shane Black. With the passage of years, Murtaugh's daughter Rianne (Traci Wolfe) is now about to upgrade Murtaugh to grandfather status, while Riggs' relationship with internal affairs officer Lorna Cole (Rene Russo) means he'll become a proud papa. Elsewhere on the family front, Chinese triad members in Los Angeles smuggle families from the mainland, but this is only one item on the criminal agenda of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mindless, sadistic violence juxtaposed with rote sentimentality: this is how Hollywood has finally solved the family-values conundrum, the question of how to entertain the blood- and sex-starved masses and be morally proactive at the same time."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"One could argue about which Lethal Weapon is the best, but No. 4 is certainly the funniest, warmest and most idiosyncratic."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"If not for Jet Li, Lethal Weapon 4 would actually be worse than Lethal Weapon 3."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Hong Kong action plus buddy cop formula."
‑ Elliot Panek, Common Sense Media
"a fine ending"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"It matters little that the film is rife with non sequiturs, nonsense and nihilistic violence, because its heroes are so darn buoyant and charming."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"The relationship/humour stuff in Lethal Weapon 4 is pretty much excruciating, mawkish and inane... The second part of Lethal Weapon 044,the action sequences, are much better."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Lethal Weapon 4 throws in everything except the kitchen sink -- and that's only if you don't count the one that's destroyed along with the rest of the Murtaugh household."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Cynical and contemptuous of its audience, this lazy sequel oozes an insufferable air of self-satisfaction."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The very definition of a meaningless, mindless summer sequel."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"The climactic streetfighting clash between Mel and coldly charismatic martial arts star Jet Li is a bone-crunching classic."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"There's no plot worth describing, no repartee wittier than 'Oh shut up,' no acting moments that rise above the level of posing."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"With 'Lethal Weapon 4' we find the silliest and most sentimental of the bunch."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"You're best advised to put your head in the sand and avoid all three sequels."
‑ , Film4
"I heard audience members yelling out, 'Rewind it -- I wanna see that again!'"
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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