Published Dec. 15, 2019

Rating: R

Year: 1987

Run time: 1h 49m


Rotten Tomatoes: 81%

Audience Score: 86%

Even though Lethal Weapon takes place before Christmas, just like Die Hard, it has nothing to do with it. 

The movie starts out with a woman committing suicide by jumping off of a tall building. We don't know what to think at this part of the movie. 

Then the screen changes from suicide to Roger's birthday. Danny Glover plays Roger Murtaugh, a detective that works for the Los Angeles Police Department. The movie starts out on his birthday , where we see that he is a family man. He goes to work with a suicide case that he is assigned to investigate. 

Meanwhile, Mel Gibson plays Martin Riggs. Martin's wife died in a car crash before the plot. He now works for the L.A.P.D. and lives in a trailer. Every day, he contemplates suicide. He tries to buy cocaine from drug dealers to bust them, but it wasn't an easy task. 

Back at the police station, the police force thinks that the suicide is connected to the drug dealers. Martin and Roger are assigned to work together to investigate the case. 

Not really a kids Christmas movie. However it is an interesting idea where polar opposites have to work together. It was a really goes, action packed movie. 

Recommended to anyone that likes action or police movies. 

Est. Nov. 9, 2019