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Lethal Weapon
  • R
  • 1h 50m
  • 1987
Certified Fresh83%
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Mel Gibson stars as a one-man killing machine, a Los Angeles policeman who recently lost his wife and has been acting increasingly unstable. Danny Glover plays a by-the-book homicide detective with an impeccable record and a loving family. Now the two are stuck with each other as partners, investigating a suicide that leads to an international crime ring and ever-increasing danger in this blockbuster action thriller.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh83%
Critics Consensus: The most successful installment in a phenomenally successful series, Lethal Weapon helped redefine action movies for the 1980s and 1990s.
Reviews
Chicago Tribune
Gene Siskel
Fresh

[Gibson and Glover] make a great team, and some of their early adventures are exciting. But the fi...

June 25, 2017
Philadelphia Inquirer
Desmond Ryan
Fresh

The story, which proceeds with inevitability, is enlivened by Donner's rousing action sequences.

June 22, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Johanna Steinmetz
Rotten

As action-adventure, it's pointlessly puerile, a movie where the heroes are so childish they try t...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Mismatched cops spar in violent '80s action hit.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although Lethal Weapon (which stars Mel Gibson in one of his signature roles) is considered an iconic action comedy, it has a lot of graphic violence. And, despite the comic moments, the tone is often quite serious. It treats the deaths of villains and innocent civilians in a very casual manner, as if killing bad guys is simply part of the job of being a cop. The only violence that seems to have a psychic toll is the harm done to young, attractive women. Sex is portrayed only in the context of prostitution and murder; there is female nudity (bare breasts) and a naked male backside. There is frequent profanity, including "f--k." Characters are shown smoking cigarettes and drinking beer throughout the movie. One of the main characters is shown intoxicated as he holds a gun to his head. Early in the film, a woman is shown snorting cocaine and swallowing pills before falling to her death from an upper floor in a high-rise. A character is hung from a ceiling and tortured with electric shock; jumper cables are pressed against his body. Another character is tortured by having salt rubbed into his wounds.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Franchise, Buddy Picture, Crime, Comedy, Action, Blockbuster, Classics
  • Release Date:March 6, 1987
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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