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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Mel Gibson
Danny Glover
Joe Pesci
Renne Russo
Directors
Richard Donner
Screenwriters
Shane Black
Jeffrey Boam
Robert Mark Kamen
Running Time
118 minutes

Lethal Weapon 3
A pointless, but explosive sequel with all the razzmatazz, but little plot


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Plot
Worn-down cop Murtagh is counting down the days til he hangs up his badge, but he and madcap partner Riggs stumble across an arms racket run by ruthless ex-cop Jack Travis, who is providing LA street gangs with special cop killer bullets.


Verdict
1 & 2 distinguished themselves from the usual cop thrillers because they had characterisation, comedy and a plot — this film, although as action-packed, fast-paced and funny as its predecessors, doesn’t really go anywhere.


Reviewed by Jo Berry

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