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80
The characters remain funny and likable, and they all live on Earth.
80
Variety
The quintessence of the buddy cop pic, "LW4" is big on action, playful banter and just enough plot to keep our attention from wandering.
75
One could argue about which "Lethal Weapon'' is the best, but No. 4 is certainly the funniest, warmest and most idiosyncratic.
75
I think the script by television writer Channing Gibson (no relation) is the funniest of them all.
63
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
This movie is exceptionally brutal, cruel, savage and without conscience -- and that's just the comic parts. In contrast, the violent action sequences are quite entertaining.
50
Chicago Sun-Times
Lethal Weapon 4 has all the technical skill of the first three movies in the series, but lacks the secret weapon, which was conviction.
20
Cynical and contemptuous of its audience, this lazy sequel oozes an insufferable air of self-satisfaction.
10
The most lethal weapon of all turns out to be the script.
0
The result is a calculated, cynical piece of business that epitomizes the creative bankruptcy and contempt for the audience that infects so much of the blockbuster side of Hollywood.
0
Austin Chronicle
Not only is the franchise growing hoary, by now it's become downright laughable, leaving Lethal Weapon 4 feeling more like a bad Fox sitcom than anything else.

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