‘Lethal Weapon 4’ review

John’s “Lethal Weapon 4” flashback review, June 25, 2020

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“Lethal Weapon 4” – There’s something about the “Lethal Weapon” films that puts them above criticism, and that something is the attitude. You know what you’re going to get from this series: characters first, action second, laughs third. Plot is considerably lower on the list, but in all honesty, it doesn’t really matter. Director Richard Donner and the writers pretty much do whatever they want, and it makes for fun movies. The fourth installment is no exception. All five protagonists – Riggs (Mel Gibson), Murtaugh (Danny Glover), Leo (Joe Pesci), Lorna (Rene Russo) and Butters (Chris Rock) – have a place in this film. Also of note is Jet Li, who plays the baddest bad guy in the series to date. A-

– John Hansen, NDSU Spectrum, Sept. 1, 1998