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Summary Riggs (Mel Gibson) is a volatile, unregistered risk-taker, known as a "lethal weapon" by his law enforcement colleagues. Murtaugh (Danny Glover) is the conservative detective with a solid reputation. Forced to form an uneasy alliance, they begin to unravel the mystery of an apparent suicide that turns out to be murder -- and more. [Warne...

Lethal Weapon

Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 23 Critic Reviews
68
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 220 User Ratings
8.1
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Summary Riggs (Mel Gibson) is a volatile, unregistered risk-taker, known as a "lethal weapon" by his law enforcement colleagues. Murtaugh (Danny Glover) is the conservative detective with a solid reputation. Forced to form an uneasy alliance, they begin to unravel the mystery of an apparent suicide that turns out to be murder -- and more. [Warne...

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 23 Critic Reviews
68
70% Positive
16 Reviews
22% Mixed
5 Reviews
9% Negative
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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 23 Critic Reviews
68
70% Positive
16 Reviews
22% Mixed
5 Reviews
9% Negative
2 Reviews

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Universal Acclaim Based on 220 User Ratings
8.1
83% Positive
183 Ratings
14% Mixed
31 Ratings
3% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 220 User Ratings
8.1
83% Positive
183 Ratings
14% Mixed
31 Ratings
3% Negative
6 Ratings

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Production Company Warner Bros., Silver Pictures
Release Date Mar 6, 1987
Duration 1 h 49 m
Rating R
Tagline If these two can learn to stand each other... the bad guys don't stand a chance.
Academy Awards, USA
1 Nomination
Image Awards (NAACP)
• 3 Wins & 3 Nominations
Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination