National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1
National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)

The Lethal Weapon series and the rest of the buddy-cop genre receives the parody treatment in this low-brow comedy. Emilio Estevez stars as Jack Colt, the Mel Gibson-like loose cannon, while Samuel L. Jackson assumes the Danny Glover role… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 21, 1999
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

A raucous parody of bodies-through-the-plate-glass-window action flicks, the movie has been made in a slavish but pedestrian imitation of the Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker house style.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Watching "Loaded Weapon 1" is like playing Trivial Pursuit with experts. It's exhausting.

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John Ferguson
Radio Times

This bid by the National Lampoon team to cash in with some Naked Gun-style spoofery lacks the brainless invention of the latter films, but still manages to score quite a few laughs.

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Lawrence Cohn

More an imitation than a parody, this would-be comedy is very short on laughs and gives away virtually all of them in its coming-attractions trailer.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's hard to satirize a satire. That's what "National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1" wants to do, but the target proves elusive. This is a would-be comedy that's not as funny (nor as satirical) as the movies that inspired it.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Neither the writing nor the acting is strong enough here.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

A new low in lame spoofery.

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James Berardinelli

This film is stale.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

actually very funny

Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
Gene Quintano brings out the senseless comedy in National Lampoon's <i>Loaded Weapon 1</i>.<p>Riding the coat tails of <i>Lethal… More
Aj V
An hilarious spoof of Lethal Weapon and just buddy cop movies in general. The cast is impressive, too, I loved seeing Shatner as the bad guy, especially. This… More
BG Movie Reviews 2011
This may be old, this may be cheesy, and this may be a parody, but this has got to be one of the most insanely funny films I have seen! When you stick Samuel L.… More
Martin Sahlin
The story wasn't so good...but there was a couple of fun stuff and a lot of actors
Mike S
Second-rate spoof flick with an embarrasingly low laugh count. I really wanted to like this, but with all the clumsy directing and even worse writing, it's… More
Lady D'arbanville
Has it?s share of funny moments, but Emilio doesn't have a patch on brother Charlie in the Hot Shots movies.