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Lethal Weapon 3 Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
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    critic review scores.

  • 0

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Julie Salamon

    It's all played for giggles, this grim anti-humanism. [21 May 1992]

  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    They once again trot out the same cynical, numbing formula: bullets, bonding and bravado tempered with self-congratulatory humor.

  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    In its third go-round, the Lethal Weapon arsenal is running out of ammunition. [15 May 1992]

  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The movie zips around without any true forward momentum. The stars carry you along, though.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    There are elements in the movie that make it worth seeing, and that set it aside from the routine movies in this genre.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Pause for kids 15 & under

Violent action sequel on par with rest of series.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film contains lots of violence and the suggestion of sex. The violence isn't especially graphic in this installment of the series. No one seems to suffer or bleed that much, but there are several onscreen deaths. There are also a few homophobic jokes.

  • Families can talk about sequels. Why do they get made? Are they ever as good as the originals? What are some of the common problems that plague the newer installments? Do you like seeing the same characters come to life again?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Violence is used to solve conflicts. A few homophobic jokes.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Onscreen shootings, electrocution, death by ax, death by fire.

  • sex false2

    Sex: Kissing, light petting.

  • language false3

    Language: Lots of foul language.

  • consumerism false2

    Consumerism: Coca-Cola, Exxon.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false2

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Alcohol, smoking, portrayed in a negative light.