Lethal Weapon 4

Um, what shall we say? More of the same? If you loved the first three, you will now doubt love the fourth installment too. In this mix of high action and occasional humour, our two heroes get to investigate a Chinese-smuggling (as in, smuggling Chinese people) ring, which leads them to some Chinese-currency counterfeiters. We also get to meet the newest martial arts import from China, who gives a stunning performance.
Reviews have been mixed - I guess the Art Crowd will hate it and the Action Junkies will lap it up.

127 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence) .
Action, Comedy, Thriller
Gimme five!
Gimme five!


Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Chris Rock, Jet Li
Richard Donner
ScreenplayChanning Gibson, from a story by Jonathan Lemkin, Alfred Gough, Miles Millar
MusicEric Clapton, Michael Kamen, David Sanborn
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in1998
Produced byWarner Bros., Donner/Schuler-Donner Productions, Silver Pictures

Official Site


Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Gary van Dyk
Die Burger
Nita Hazell
Sunday Times
William Pretorius
Barrie Hough
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
TV2 Leon at the Movies
Leon van Nierop
eye Weekly
Gemma Files
Box Office
Lisa Osborne
Film Review
Jason Caro

What the People say

180 Netizens

Average .. 50%


Visitor Ratings

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Lynette Anthony 16
Bruce Humphrey 17
Shaun Myburg 18
David van Zyl 12
Karen Shiers 18
Wojtek Strzelczyk 18
William Horne 20
Richard Wienburg 14

Average .. 83%


Visitor Comments

Lynette Anthony: Excellent, comedy, action, violence all in one movie with good performances. Check out Jet Li's moves!!!

Bruce Humphrey: A veritable tour de force that moves so rapidly that it can leave you breathless! I think it is the best ever Lethal Weapon movie. I loved the neurotic character played by Joe Pesci. He moaned about cell phones: ''If you get a call or make a call, they cut you off! They ALWAYS f%*k you!!'' The chase on the freeway is brilliant and almost as dangerous as our M1 in Jo'burg (they don't have the taxis to contend with as we do). There is LOTS of action and karate. The audience was quite content with the blood and guts but they visibly cringed in the dentist scene when the injection was brought out! Enormous fun!

Shaun Myburg: The big question is, can a movie have too much action? In the case of this film...NO! This non-stop action extravaganza is Hollywood at it's best. I am a big fan of the series, so this was an absolute pleasure to watch. Enjoyable performances by all involved and some great martial arts by the master Jet-Li. Perfect movie for adrennaline junkies, not exactly a date movie, but hey, miss out on this one and you are a fool!

David van Zyl: Very good, more comedy.

William Horne: I love the first 4 lethal weapon movies and I hope they come out with some more.

Richard Wienburg: Really enjoyed it as I do with all the other Lethal Weapon movies.

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