Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 88
    Lethal Weapon 2 is that rarity - a sequel with most of the same qualities as the original. I walked into the movie with a certain dread. But this is a film with the same off-center invention and wild energy as the original.
  2. Reviewed by: Roger Piantadosi
    90
    But no, Lethal Weapon 2 is no artless, autopiloted waste of precious movie-theater air conditioning. It's fun stuff -- crackling, playfully escapist summer fare that doesn't make you feel taken advantage of later.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 30, 2012
    8
    Lethal Weapon 2 is a marginally superior sequel. The chemistry between the leads is dynamite as usual and Joe Pesci brings new comedic elements to the mix. Lethal Weapon 2 makes for a memorable slice of 80's action. Full Review »
  2. Mar 3, 2012
    9
    Lethal Weapon 2 represents the rarest of rare Hollywood enigmas: the superior sequel. It's tighter, funnier and more memorable, which is impressive given that the original was already well paced, funny and full of memorable moments. Take a trip back to the 80's and watch these two excellent action flicks but skip the later two sequels/money grabs. Full Review »