"on plot and character development, Lethal Weapon none the less shines bright as a beacon of how a buddy buddy action film should be done. Roughly an hour and forty five minutes of quips, action, villainy, heroics and cross generational/cultural divides. All what else is needed is a star duo with buoyant chemistry - thankfully Richard Donner's movie has it by the clip load.
Mel Gibson is Riggs, a trigger happy suspected loony on the ragged edge, wonderfully playing off of Danny Glover's (supe"
"One of the best action movies of all-time in my book, and right there with Die Hard, Lethal Weapon still holds up so well thanks to the chemistry between Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. Even with the over-the-top staged fight scene at the end, this is just an all around entertaining flick.
(Reason I decided to watch it again today was saw it was on A&E and rather than watch a crappy edited version, why not watch the real deal in 1080p HD?)"
"I love saying "I'm gettin to old for this shit." Thanks Danny Glover! This is arguably the best buddy cop movie ever as Mel Gibson and Danny Glover team up to fight racist drug smugglers. Leave it to the LAPD to partner an obviously mentally ill officer with a man who is counting the days till retirement. It works for them though, apparently not giving a shit whether you live or die is a positive thing for a cop."