THE GANG’S ALL HERE.
After coming across Chinese slave laborers, Riggs and Murtaugh (Mel Gibson, Danny Glover) go up against a ruthless immigrant smuggling ring. Our heroes are growing older, but not much changes anyway. Number four is chock-full of action, almost to the point of exhaustion, but all the sub-plots is what really slows it down and, near the end, turn the movie a little too cute. The smuggling ring becomes a minor distraction in all of this; Jet Li contributes with explosive fights, but his character is hardly memorable. Gibson and Glover are as lovable as ever.
1998-U.S. 127 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Richard Donner. Cast: Mel Gibson (Martin Riggs), Danny Glover (Roger Murtaugh), Joe Pesci (Leo Getz), Rene Russo (Lorna Cole), Chris Rock, Jet Li.
Trivia: Jackie Chan was allegedly considered for Jet Li’s part.