Lethal Weapon 2
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 7, 1989
DVD Release Date: August 27, 1997
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Lethal Weapon 2 may sport a thin plot typical of action fare, but its combination of humor and adrenaline, along with the chemistry between its leads, make this a playful, entertaining sequel.

Variety Staff

Loaded with the usual elements, Lethal Weapon 2 benefits from a consistency of tone that was lacking in the first film.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A film with the same off-center invention and wild energy as the original.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

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.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

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.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

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.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

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.

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Caryn James
New York Times

If you liked Lethal Weapon, you'll like Lethal Weapon 2; it's almost as simple as that.

Roger Piantadosi
Washington Post

It's fun stuff -- crackling, playfully escapist summer fare that doesn't make you feel taken advantage of later.

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Elliot Panek
Common Sense Media

Sequel adds Joe Pesci to the buddy cop formula.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
The inevitable sequel cometh. The same mullet, the same tormented aging family man, the same scenarios, and the same car; Murtaugh's family station wagon.… More
xGary Xx
Riggs and Murtaugh investigate the staff of a South African consulate who are hiding behind their diplomatic credentials to perpetrate organised crime. The same… More
Chris Miele
A sequel that's just as good as the first one. It's the continuation of the adventures of the likable duo of Riggs and Murtaugh. It retains everything… More
Ken Stachnik
Not nearly as awesome as the first film, but still entertaining.
Melvin White
Roger Murtaugh: It's just been revoked!  "The magic is back!" Lethal Weapon 2 is just as entertaining, just as fun, just as funny, and just as… More
Alex roy
For a second film, Lethal Weapon 2 is a fairly decent action film. I much preferred this film over the third and fourth films. Sure it has Pesci, and I do not… More