Lethal Weapon 3

1992

Action / Crime / Thriller

132
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 56%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 62%
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 140119

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Mel Gibson as Martin Riggs
Joe Pesci as Leo Getz
Rene Russo as Lorna Cole
Mark Pellegrino as Billy Phelps
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801.36 MB
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23.976 fps
1hr 58 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 58 min
P/S 6 / 46

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 6 / 10

Fun, but the magic is not quite there

The first 'Lethal Weapon' wasn't perfect, but it is still a very good film and important to the development of the buddy-cop film as well as being one of the best examples. Its first sequel is almost as good, if just missing out on being on the same level or surpassing it.

'Lethal Weapon 3' is fun enough, and there is plenty to enjoy, but after the impressive first two films it was somewhat of a let-down. It didn't feel as fresh and had a ran out of ideas feel sometimes. Its weak link is the story, which does have some exciting moments and some good scenes but the first two films were much more focused and tight in plotting, here the story does meander in places and parts drag. Some of the dialogue is a lot of fun, some of it is repetitive and convoluted with a little too much emphasis at times on humour.

After being such a delight in the second film, Joe Pesci returns and one was hoping he would be a welcome presence. Sadly count me in as one of the people who found him underused, his character merely being a plot device and Pesci being irritating this time round (the first time ever he's had that effect on me). Was mixed on the villain, Stuart Wilson does enjoy himself immensely and does bring a sinister edge to easily the best acted head villain in comparison to the first two films where the henchmen were more memorable and better played. The character himself was a little sketchy in development however and he could have been used more.

However, the way 'Lethal Weapon 3' is shot and designed screams slick and stylish while Richard Donner once again directs with an assured hand. The score is atmospheric and groovy.

Parts of the script doe entertain hugely and crackle in wit and tension.

Once again, the action is slick and bursts with excitement and tension, with terrific stunts and the sheer scale of them being worthy of huge admiration. It is very easy to see why the chalk and cheese chemistry of the polar opposite characters of Riggs and Murtaugh became so popular, very rarely in a buddy-cop film has this kind of chemistry been so entertaining and perfectly pitched.

Mel Gibson continues to excel in a performance as witty and intense has before. Danny Glover gives Murtaugh the right amount of spirit, subtlety and no-nonsense attitude. Rene Russo brings some much needed freshness and gives a strong performance.

In summary, fun but the magic is not quite there for me. Not one of the best sequels there is, but hardly a disgrace and nowhere near among the worst. 6/10 Bethany Cox

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 6 / 10

The weakest of the series, but only because the others are so good

LETHAL WEAPON 3 suffers from being the weakest film in the series, but that's really only because the other three are so good that they make this one inferior by comparison. It still marks a hugely entertaining piece of Hollywood entertainment, slicker than the first two with more of a '90s vibe, but plenty of incident to see it through.

This time around, Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of a former cop and gun runner. There are big explosive set-pieces, lots of humour at the expensive of our heroes, and a little male bonding. I don't like Rene Russo much and she gets a lot of screen time as a tough internal affairs cop who is supposed to be some real bad ass, although that didn't convince me. Stuart Wilson's villain is also quite weak and lacking in presence.

The good news is that Joe Pesci is back and as funny as ever, livening things up whenever he appears. Gibson and Glover are both as sharp as ever and have settled well into their roles without ever feeling that they're phoning it in; they both work hard to bring a lot of energy to their parts. The film is well directed with some solid action scenes that have a John Woo vibe to them with lots of large-scale shoot-outs; the subway bit and the burning climax are real highlights here.

Reviewed by bkoganbing 6 / 10

Over the hill villain

Our Rover Boys Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are riding high again. They both lose their sergeant's stripes again over their recklessness, but when they stop an armored car heist and take a prisoner, they uncover a really nasty smuggling and arms dealing racket masterminded by a cop who just went over the hill.

According to LAPD's Internal Affairs Stuart Wilson racked up more complaints than about any cop on record, he was effective but reckless and brutal. Wilson just one day on a stakeout went over the hill, left after saying he was going for coffee. Just went over the bad guys, Job abandonment reaches a new high.

In fact Wilson is one of the slimiest villains ever in the history of cinema. The seriousness of this guy is almost jarringly out of place with Legal Weapon style hijinks.

Mel Gibson gets a surprise in that Rene Russo whom he initially thought was an uptight IA cop turns out to be the woman he's been waiting for since his wife died. The girl has some moves.

One small performance you should note, that of Jason Rainwater of a young idealistic cop who tags after Gibson and Glover and gets killed in the fight with Wilson and his crew. A touching death scene that will bring a tear to the eye.

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