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Lethal Weapon 4 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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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    At the Lethal Weapon plant, what you see, after 11 years, are the rusting remnants of a once innovative model.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Lethal Weapon 4 has all the technical skill of the first three movies in the series, but lacks the secret weapon, which was conviction.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    It's a calculated formula for success, and makes for entertaining viewing, but those expecting something with the spark of the first two pictures may be disappointed.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Pause for kids 15 & under

Hong Kong action plus buddy cop formula.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a violent film, including shootings, explosions and even an impaling. Characters don't take the violence seriously. There are offensive portrayals of Chinese people, and some homophobic jokes. Characters also abuse laughing gas.

  • Families can talk about stereotypes in action films. What stereotypes do you see here? Are any of them offensive to you -- or are the familiar representations part of the formula (and fun)? Can you think of an action film that did thing a little differently?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Characters use violence to solve conflicts, and don't take it seriously. Offensive portrayals of Chinese people. Homophobic jokes.

What to watch for
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    Violence: Death by shooting, explosion and impaling. Man hit by a bus onscreen.

  • sex false0

    Sex: Not applicable

  • language false3

    Language: Plenty of foul language, though less than in previous sequels.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not applicable

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false2

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Some abuse of Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) in a dentist's office.