Overall Rank: 1989
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 267
Theatrical Release Date: 07/07/1989
Genre: Action, Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Richard Donner
Actors: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Joss Ackland, Derrick O'Connor, Patsy Kensit
Plot: Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation.
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 09/17/2013
They're back in action. This movie was a lot of fun to watch and the action was well done.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/07/2012
A sequel that continues the success of the first film. Glover & Gibson make a great ill-matched couple and the addition of Joe Pesci injects a new vein of black comedy into the film, which also ramps up the action scenes to newfound brutality.
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/24/2011
Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh, protects a talkative federal witness (Pesci), while taking on a gang of South African drug dealers hiding behind diplomatic immunity. Vorstedt confesses to murdering Riggs's wife years ago while Getz gets abducted. The pace is slower and tends to get cheesy in the near conclusion. This installment didn't have memorable antagonists, Vorstedt and Rudd were just alright. Lethal Weapon 2 is a decent sequel with an additional character in an outspoken accountant Leo Getz (Joe Pesci). Plot tried to connect with the first film, soundtrack inept and direction was not as smooth.
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Indyfreak - wrote on 09/24/2014
The best of the Lethal Weapon movies. The next two installments may have bigger budgets and more recognizable cast members but this one maintains the trigger-happy spirit of the original while expanding upon the depth of the friendship between Mel Gibson and Danny Glover's characters. Their formidable adversaries are led by a relentlessly smarmy Joss Ackland while Joe Pesci joins as the lovably annoying Leo Getz for the first time. The action sequences are exciting and humorous with collapsing buildings, death by flying kayak, and a tense showdown on a container ship. Its only hindrance is a shoehorned romance that ends in a tragic manner so jarring it momentarily takes you out of the movie. Despite this, Lethal Weapon 2 demonstrates how much fun you could have with Richard Donner, Shane …
Yojimbo - wrote on 12/16/2011
Riggs and Murtaugh investigate the staff of a South African consulate who are hiding behind their diplomatic credentials to perpetrate organised crime. The same team who brought you the original formula of testosterone soaked, adolescent pleasing action and wise cracks returns with exactly the same blend of destruction, homophobic quips, female nudity, car chases and torture that scored so big with the box office. And if you thought the first film was a bit too subtle and sophisticated, it introduces exploding cars, machine guns, helicopter gunships and baddies who are not only evil, sadistic bastards, but RACIST, evil, sadistic bastards, right from the get go. And an exploding toilet. Patsy Kensit is a bit of an insipid love interest and Joe Pesci's constant nasal yammering irritates …
mdtinney - wrote on 11/21/2009
Carrying on from where they left off in the original, Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are back with more incredible stunts, machine gun dialogue, and red hot action than ever before. Reprising their 'good cop, mad cop' routine, except with a greater emphasis on the lighter side of Riggs's character, the comedy is enhanced further by the significant adaptation to the series of pint-sized motor-mouth Leo, played by Joe Pesci (Raging Bull). Along with the full set of characters introduced in the original, such as the police chief, the psychiatrist, and Murtagh's family, we are treated to an even greater range of gun fights, car chases, explosive fist fights, and dramatic confrontations as the duo become involved in an investigation into heroin smuggling. The bad guys, who are depicted as …
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