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Parents' Guide to

Lethal Weapon 3

By Elliot Panek, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Violent action sequel on par with rest of series.

Movie R 1992 118 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 14+
age 14+

A nice movie to see; intense momets

PG-13: intense violence, brutal images and strong language

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (3 ):

As most series do, the Lethal Weapon series gets sillier and more self-referential as it progresses; however, this film also features the beginnings of a social message. The plot follows the path of illegally sold guns, from the runners to the kid on the street. The film deals briefly and indirectly with the issue of race, particularly the chronic involvement of young black men in gang warfare.

This installment focuses more on Murtaugh's problems than Riggs'. As in all films in the series, there's an abrupt shift in mood from humor to violent death about halfway through. The fate of Lorna leaves a slightly less bleak resolution, in which Riggs may not keep having to avenge the deaths of the women he loves. Overall, there isn't anything remarkable about this film, but it manages to deliver all the elements that fans of the series have come to expect.

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