Blue Streak

  • Review Date: May 3, 2003
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 1999
  • Running Time: 94 minutes

Common Sense Media says

Fast-talking comedy has lots of action, language.
  • Review Date: May 3, 2003
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 1999
  • Running Time: 94 minutes





What parents need to know

Positive messages
Not applicable

A good deal of action violence.


Some joking references, fairly explicit.


As much as PG-13 allows.

Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

References to drug dealers.

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.

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Kids say

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.

Families can talk 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

Theatrical release date:September 17, 1999
DVD release date:February 8, 2000
Cast:Dave Chappelle, Luke Wilson, Martin Lawrence
Director:Les Mayfield
Studio:Columbia Tristar
Run time:94 minutes
MPAA rating:PG-13
MPAA explanation:action violence, continuous language and some crude humor

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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 humor. Overall i would say its ok for kids at the age of 14 and older, but that's my oppinion
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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
AGENot rated for age
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. When he gets out, he finds out that 'his' gem is in a newly built Police Station, and he decides to pose as a cop to get it back. Kinda like Corky Romano & Houseguest. Appropriate for most teens and great entertainment.


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