Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5

USA, 1992.  , , .  Story by , Screenplay by Jeffrey Boam, , based on characters created by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by Richard Donner, .  Music by , , .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .

Yup, those wiseguys are back, no smarter or quicker than they ever were before. This time, they’ve gotten themselves (or should I say, has gotten them) into so much trouble with their superiors that he and  have been demoted to beat cops on the sidewalk. Even at that low level, however, our heroes can’t avoid adventure, and it comes knocking on their door when they get mixed up in a real estate scheme involving an ex-cop who is using bullets that can go through police vests. Although not as pedestrian as the first sequel to the 1987 blockbuster hit, this one is still just a collection of action stunts and wisecracks, with one main exception: the addition of as an Internal Affairs officer investigating the heinous crimes being committed by our villain. Russo matches Gibson and Glover brains and action every step of the way, and she’s a pleasure to behold. Thankfully, this was the last Lethal Weapon movie to feature Gibson sporting that hairstyle (hello, new decade!)

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