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Lethal Weapon

HD   R Closed Captioning

Richard Donner

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About the Movie

Boxoffice superstar and Academy Award-winner Mel Gibson ("Maverick," "Braveheart") and Danny Glover ("The Color Purple," "Grand Canyon") team up as L.A. cops in the top-grossing action movie that spawned three sequels. Directed by Richard Donner ("Superman," "Maverick"), Gibson is a volatile, unregistered risk-taker, known as a "lethal weapon" by his colleagues. Glover is the conservative detective with a solid reputation. Forced to form an uneasy alliance, they begin to unravel the mystery of an apparent suicide that turns out to be murder -- and more. The New York Times calls this "a high-voltage thriller which packs an undeniable wallop;" Gene Shalit calls it "riveting!...a pair of heroes I hope we'll be seeing again;" and Joel Siegel says it's "a detective thriller that just won't quit...this one is so good it will be the standard for action films all year long!" Co-starring Academy Award-nominee Gary Busey ("The Firm," "Under Siege").

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 53
  • Fresh: 44
  • Rotten: 9
  • Average Rating: 7.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The film is all fast action, noisy stunts and huge, often unflattering close-ups, but it packs an undeniable wallop. – Janet Maslin, New York Times, Dec 13, 2014

Fresh: What a concept! Mad Max meets The Cosby Show – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Lethal Weapon is a film teetering on the brink of absurdity when it gets serious, but thanks to its unrelenting energy and insistent drive, it never quite falls. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: Unfortunately, while Black's assembled all the parts, he's not locked in the conflict early enough, and the good scenes simply aren't enough good to make up for the plot's too-late lock. – Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter, Mar 6, 2017

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Movie was the best cop movie EVER! It showed that cops are human too and have the same faults as the rest of us. The action scenes were great and keep you engaged through the whole movie. Come on Itunes let us buy and not just rent.

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Available Bundle

  1. Classic 80's Bundle Volume 1, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
  2. Lethal Weapon Movie Collection, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.