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Parents' Guide to

Street Fighter

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Campy video game-derived action-fest.

Movie PG-13 1994 102 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+


it had plenty of action and followed the comic book.
age 13+

Bring the Wine, Cheese Provided

Ok, first off, let me say that I put that it's 'too violent' only to say that there is a lot of action-packed violence in it. Considering what you can do in the video game (from my day and the PS3 version we just got on clearance) what would you expect from a movie based on it... That being said, it's kindof a cheesy movie version of the game that adds a plot and includes most of the characters I believe. It has an interesting backstory/plot for the 'creation' of the character Blanka also. It's definitely not the best movie production, but I got this for my son to watch as he really liked playing SF4 for PS3 and I think he will get a kick (pun intended) out of the movie. It has language in it, definitely ones that our kids can't say. They have been exposed to language already, not that we go out of our way to promote movies that have it, but given this is based on a video game we have played, this will be the expeption reason for me, but usually I wouldn't suggest a movie with tons of language in it.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Though it scored low at the box-office, Street Fighter racks decent cinematic junk-food points for rainy days when the game console won't boot up. Except for unnecessary swearing it's mostly PG-level inoffensive, and even a bit of a guilty pleasure compared to later (R-rated) movies derived from fancier and more savagely gory joystick material, such as Doom and Resident Evil. This, while lacking in plot surprises, still has a self-mocking sense of humor about itself throughout, with some sly jokes insinuated amongst the colorful-gaudy production design (note the clown painting in Bison's bedroom).

The cast acts it up with relish, especially Raul Julia's eye-popping caped villain. Julia died suddenly before the film's release; he reportedly took this untypical part mainly because his children were fans of the game, and the movie is dedicated to him. In addition to assorted tie-in anime cartoons, another game-spinoff live-action movie appeared in 2009

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