National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1
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National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1
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 as Wes Luger, his exasperated partner. Together, Colt and Luger investigate the murder of Luger's former partner (Whoopi Goldberg) and discover a criminal conspiracy led by the nefarious General Mortars (William Shatner). Hoping to mimic the success of the Naked Gun films, director Gene Quintano (of Police Academy 4 fame) loaded the film with broad visual… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A new low in lame spoofery."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"actually very funny"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"In a career of poor choices, perhaps this one was the worst. Oh sure, it made money, but it also turned Emilio Estevez into Leslie Nielsen."
‑ Oz, Hollywood Bitchslap
"This film is stale."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"As much a poor man's "Hot Shots" if ever they were"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"A buddy cop parody of the lowest possible caliber."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"A second-rate attempt to out-Zucker the Zucker brothers."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
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