Lethal Weapon 4
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 10, 1998
DVD Release Date: June 5, 2001
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Jet Li's arrival breathes fresh life into a tired franchise formula -- but not enough to put Lethal Weapon 4 on equal footing with its predecessors.

TIME Magazine

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.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

One could argue about which Lethal Weapon is the best, but No. 4 is certainly the funniest, warmest and most idiosyncratic.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

If not for Jet Li, Lethal Weapon 4 would actually be worse than Lethal Weapon 3.

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Leonard Klady

It matters little that the film is rife with non sequiturs, nonsense and nihilistic violence, because its heroes are so darn buoyant and charming.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

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.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

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.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The climactic streetfighting clash between Mel and coldly charismatic martial arts star Jet Li is a bone-crunching classic.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

There's no plot worth describing, no repartee wittier than 'Oh shut up,' no acting moments that rise above the level of posing.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

With 'Lethal Weapon 4' we find the silliest and most sentimental of the bunch.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
There was a time when this franchise was thought to be finished. There was a neat little trilogy which ended quite sufficiently story wise. The main two actors… More
Conner Rainwater
If this truly is the last entry in the series, it was quite the finale. Jet Li is quite possibly the most lethal of all the villains that Riggs and Murtaugh… More
Chris Miele
So for the past four nights I've been sitting down to watch each Lethal Weapon one at a time and let me just say I love this series. Lethal Weapon 4 was a… More
Chris Weber
This is an alright movie, but it could have been better. It's obvious that things were losing steam by this point. The stunts and action sequences are well… More
Alex roy
By the fourth entry in the Lethal Weapons franchise, it's clear that the whole franchise was staying in the toilet, not that I ever truly cared much for… More
Mike S
There's a lot of things to love about the Lethal Weapon movies: the action, the humor, the heart and wonderful characters. The list goes on. But the best… More