Lethal Weapon 3

May 22, 2013 - Partners Riggs and Murtaugh stumble across an investigation into an arms-dealing former cop, then team up with a beautiful Internal Affairs officer to make the bust. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover reprise their roles; so does Joe Pesci; Rene Russo joins the franchise as the Internal Affairs cop and Gibson's love interest.

The film opens with Murtaugh (Glover) about one week from retirement. It appears that week could be spent walking the beat after he and Riggs (Gibson) are busted down to patrol cops after literally blowing an incident involving a bomb.

While busting a man for jaywalking, Riggs notices suspicious activity involving an armored car. It leads to a dramatic chase and, eventually, an arrest. The case ties in to an ongoing Internal Affairs investigation. Riggs and Murtaugh talk their way back into detective status, and join IA officer Lorna Cole (Russo) to bring down a dirty ex-cop.

Overall review: *** It's what you'd expect from the Lethal Weapon franchise – wise-cracking cops, a little romance and lots of action. You know they'll catch the bad guys in the end, and it's fun to watch them get there.