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Lethal Weapon (Movie Series)



Genre: Action | Suspense

Main Cast: Mel Gibson Danny Glover

Lethal Weapon (Filmography):


Director: Richard Donner (all 4 Lethal Weapon series)

ABOUT: Lethal Weapon is an action movie series about a quarreling team-up of two of Los Angeles Cops played by Mel Gibson (as Martin Riggs) and Danny Glover (as Roger Murtaugh).

The movie is about the incompatibility of two cops and how they manage their team-up as crime fighter and as buddies. Martin Riggs is the rebel type with suicidal tendencies since he lost his wife from a car accident. On the Other hand, Roger Murtaugh is a family guy, a homebody and a conservative 50 year old man. In spite of being mellow, Murtaugh could be as tough as Riggs when it comes to catching criminals. They worked together to investigate the death of Riggs' wife but unintentionally unmasked a huge drug-smuggling operation run by the Shadow Company, a group of Vietnam War veterans lead by a retired General Peter McAllister.

The elements of an action movie could be seen here - chase scenes, bomb explosions, weapons, hostages, violence, heroes and villains. These are the common things that we always see in an action movie. But what sets out this movie from the others? Well, it's the chemistry between Mel Gibson and Danny Glover that makes this movie more exciting and appealing than the action scenes.



MOVIE CRITIC REVIEWS & RATINGS:

Lethal Weapon 1 (1987)
• Rotten Tomatoes (Tomatometer): 84% with an average score of 7.1/10
• IMDB Ratings : 7.6 stars /10

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
• Rotten Tomatoes (Tomatometer): 83% with an average score of 6.6/10
• IMDB Ratings : 7.2 stars /10

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
• Rotten Tomatoes (Tomatometer): 56% with an average score of 5.5/10
• IMDB Ratings : 6.7 stars /10

Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
• Rotten Tomatoes (Tomatometer): 52% with an average score of 5.8/10
• IMDB Ratings : 6.6 stars /10


"Nothing, however, can really prepare audiences for the generally good, though offbeat, performances, gritty action and serio-comic exploits of the Good Guys vs. the Bad Guys."
~ Roger Hurlburt (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)


"The story, which proceeds with inevitability, is enlivened by Donner's rousing action sequences."
~ Desmond Ryan (Philadelphia Inquirer)

"A vivid, visceral reminder of just how exciting an action film can be."
~ Richard Harrington (Washington Post)

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