Lethal Weapon 4

  • 15
  • Richard Donner (1998)
  • US
  • 120 min
Lethal Weapon 4
Film Review
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3 out of 5

The fourth instalment in the action series is a slight improvement on the bloated Lethal Weapon 3, but there's still a "going through the motions" feel to it all. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover continue to bicker away amicably, Joe Pesci remains the butt of most of their jokes, while the pregnant Rene Russo is stuck largely on the sidelines. Stand-up comedian Chris Rock makes his first appearance in the franchise as a wisecracking cop, but the most notable new addition is Jet Li, the Hong Kong action star whose awesome fighting skills leave the rest of the cast looking rather old and ungainly. Otherwise it's business as usual, with director Richard Donner laying on the requisite destruction as Gibson and Glover track down a ruthless Triad gang that specialises in smuggling immigrants.

Plot Summary

Action comedy thriller starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Joe Pesci. Los Angeles detectives Riggs and Murtaugh return to do battle with a Chinese crime syndicate smuggling immigrants into the US.

Cast and crew


Martin Riggs
Mel Gibson
Roger Murtaugh
Danny Glover
Leo Getz
Joe Pesci
Lorna Cole
Rene Russo
Lee Butters
Chris Rock
Wah Sing Ku
Jet Li
Captain Murphy
Steve Kahan
Uncle Benny
Kim Chan
Trish Murtaugh
Darlene Love
Traci Wolfe


Richard Donner

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Brothers
Violence, swearing, sex scenes, drug abuse.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 15
Warner Home Video