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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 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 4 reviews

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 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.
Adult Written byWhatdoIthink? April 9, 2008
This is Matin Lawrence at his BEST. Blue Streak is a hilarious story of a dude that hides a stolen gem in a building under construction and then goes to jail. W... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byTroyJr June 3, 2012

Ok for 14+

I am 14 years old and I absolutely love this movie< there is not really any sexual scenes, actually there is none. There is some Very funny, but crude hu... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byTheRetroDJ January 12, 2017

Pretty good, but a kind of lackluster ending.

An excellent comedy, great jokes (If a little inappropriate for young viewers.) Love the plot: A jewel thief robs a safe, then hides the diamond in a ventilatio... Continue reading

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

For kids who love action and comedy

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