Blue Streak

Movie review by
Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Fast-talking comedy has lots of action, language.
  • PG-13
  • 1999
  • 94 minutes

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 5 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

A good deal of action violence.


Some joking references, fairly explicit.


As much as PG-13 allows.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

References to drug dealers.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that there is some strong language and some raw humor. Furthermore, the movie departs from Hollywood tradition in leaving the hero unrepentant and in possession of the stolen jewel.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byDragonfly52 April 6, 2020

very funny movie

I let my ten year old son watch this movie and he thought it was great, very funny and entertaining. I think there is a little bit of violence in it but its not... Continue reading
Adult Written by4Spice October 22, 2009

funny classic wont stop laughing 10 over

one of the best funny movies martin lawrence even made almost as funny as big mommas truth is almost the hole family can see it watch it worth buying 10 over.
Teen, 15 years old Written bySophiarose04 January 21, 2020

Good movie for a mature family

Blue Streak is a funny and smart movie. Although it is quite innocent, some violence is evident including a man getting brutally shot. Positive messages are not... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byNickz November 17, 2017

One of the best movie ever with Martin Lawrence

This movie has some violence but it's not bad this is a movie a family can enjoy in my opinion

What's the story?

In BLUE SREAK, Martin Lawrence stars in a made-to-order story of a jewel thief who returns to the scene of the crime to retrieve his loot, only to find that the construction site where he stashed the stolen diamond is now a police station. When he is told that the only way to get inside is by being under arrest or by wearing a badge, he decides to impersonate a detective.

Is it any good?

What we have here is a cross between Beverly Hills Cop and Sister Act, your basic street-smart-guy-who-keeps-it-real-showing-the-desk-jockeys-a-thingor-two type plot. There are two versions of this plot, with or without hugging. Anyone who expects that Lawrence's character will come out of the experience a better person is more gullible than the cops who decide that he's so good he must be from Internal Affairs or the FBI.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the real consequences of such a robbery, and the situation Lawrence faces in working with at least one colleague who has no compunctions about betrayal and murder.

Movie details

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For kids who love action and comedy

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