Lethal Weapon 2
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

This high-voltage sequel continues the adventures of Los Angeles detectives Riggs and Murtaugh (Oscar-winner Mel Gibson and Danny Glover) as they try to thwart a smuggling ring of blond South African "diplomats". Gibson finds… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 7, 1989
DVD Release Date: August 27, 1997
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Critic Score
82%
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User Score
77%



Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Lethal Weapon 2 may sport a thin plot typical of action fare, but its combination of humor and adrenaline, along with the chemistry between its leads, make this a playful, entertaining sequel.

Anne Thompson
Empire Magazine

Unlike most sequels Lethal Weapon 2 is neither predictable nor conventional. It's just pumped full of juice.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

By concentrating on the often frustrating, funny relationship between the three men, the film gains in humour but loses some of the momentum and panache which distinguished the original.

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Fico Cangiano
CineXpress Podcast

The rare buddy cop sequel that's better than the original film. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are a hoot, expanding their partnership on screen, while director Richard Donner gives us more humor and action. [Full review in Spanish]

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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times

[T]here's a sense in which all these recent one-against-a-hundred cop and war thrillers represent the gaudy degeneration of the great tradition of the American action movie: substituting hardware for atmosphere...

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Caryn James
New York Times

If you liked Lethal Weapon, you'll like Lethal Weapon 2; it's almost as simple as that.

Mike Massie
Gone With The Twins

Director Richard Donner returns, with all of the original cast and more of the same buddy-cop chemistry and wild shenanigans that made the first feature so much fun.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Loaded with the usual elements, Lethal Weapon 2 benefits from a consistency of tone that was lacking in the first film.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A film with the same off-center invention and wild energy as the original.

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Ralph Novak
People Magazine

If you don't mind your comic books being filled with incessant shootings, explosions, knifings, drownings, stranglings, car crashes, fires and the use of automatic nail drivers as weapons, it's a lot of fun.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
The inevitable sequel cometh. The same mullet, the same tormented aging family man, the same scenarios, and the same car; Murtaugh's family station wagon.… More
xGary Xx
Riggs and Murtaugh investigate the staff of a South African consulate who are hiding behind their diplomatic credentials to perpetrate organised crime. The same… More
Chris Miele
A sequel that's just as good as the first one. It's the continuation of the adventures of the likable duo of Riggs and Murtaugh. It retains everything… More
Ken Stachnik
Not nearly as awesome as the first film, but still entertaining.
Melvin White
Roger Murtaugh: It's just been revoked!  "The magic is back!" Lethal Weapon 2 is just as entertaining, just as fun, just as funny, and just as… More
Alex roy
For a second film, Lethal Weapon 2 is a fairly decent action film. I much preferred this film over the third and fourth films. Sure it has Pesci, and I do not… More