'Lethal Weapon 4' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   0 reviews
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Rotten Tomatoes:   66 reviews
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    42
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    42
    Full Review » 16 years ago
  • Janet Maslin New York Times (Top Critic)
    80
    Pardon me for having groaned in anticipation of what, in the full perspective-warping heat of the summer movie season, turns out to be one of the nicer blow-'em-ups around.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • USA Today (Top Critic)
    63
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    50
    Lethal Weapon 4 has all the technical skill of the first three movies in the series, but lacks the secret weapon, which was conviction.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Susan Stark Detroit News (Top Critic)
    75
    Twelve years later, the franchise shows unflagging energy, inventiveness, humor. 4 rocks.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Leonard Klady Variety (Top Critic)
    It matters little that the film is rife with non sequiturs, nonsense and nihilistic violence, because its heroes are so darn buoyant and charming.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Liam Lacey Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    63
    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.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • James Berardinelli ReelViews (Top Critic)
    75
    Given the expectations that constrain it, Lethal Weapon 4 is probably the best motion picture that could possibly result from another teaming of Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) and Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover).
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • TIME Magazine (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    40
    There's no plot worth describing, no repartee wittier than 'Oh shut up,' no acting moments that rise above the level of posing.
    Full Review » 14 years ago
  • Walter Chaw Film Freak Central
    25
    If not for Jet Li, Lethal Weapon 4 would actually be worse than Lethal Weapon 3.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Matt Brunson Creative Loafing
    63
    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.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • John J. Puccio Movie Metropolis
    50
    With 'Lethal Weapon 4' we find the silliest and most sentimental of the bunch.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Elliot Panek Common Sense Media
    60
    Hong Kong action plus buddy cop formula.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Film4
    You're best advised to put your head in the sand and avoid all three sequels.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Maitland McDonagh TV Guide's Movie Guide
    25
    Cynical and contemptuous of its audience, this lazy sequel oozes an insufferable air of self-satisfaction.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Stefan Birgir Stefansson sbs.is
    75
    a fine ending
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Rob Gonsalves eFilmCritic.com
    40
    The very definition of a meaningless, mindless summer sequel.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Geoff Andrew Time Out
    The climactic streetfighting clash between Mel and coldly charismatic martial arts star Jet Li is a bone-crunching classic.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid
    75
    I heard audience members yelling out, 'Rewind it -- I wanna see that again!'
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Chuck O'Leary FulvueDrive-in.com
    60
    A moderately entertaining entry in an overrated series that sorely lacks the hard-edged toughness director Walter Hill brought to his two superior 48 HRS films.
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Robin Clifford Reeling Reviews
    50
    Offers absolutely nothing new.
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Garth Franklin Dark Horizons
    50
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Dragan Antulov rec.arts.movies.reviews
    70
    The surreal opening scene, featuring an armor-clad flamethrower-brandishing villain, is a clear indicator that few things in this film should be taken seriously.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
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