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8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 57 Ratings

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  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.
  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.
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70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 80
    "Lethal Weapon," that BMW of buddy movies, spawns Lethal Weapon 2, a blacktop-blistering bad-guy-getter that's nearly twice as much fun.
  2. 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.
  3. Reviewed by: Caryn James
    80
    Before it skids out of control in the final sequence, the film is so careful to preserve its successful comic-action formula that it follows the most basic law of sequels. If you liked ''Lethal Weapon,'' you'll like Lethal Weapon 2; it's almost as simple as that.