Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)

As the *Street Fighter saga celebrates its 20th anniversary, fight fans are invited to follow along with fearsome fighter Chun-Li (Smallville's Kristin Kreuk) as she faces off against a series of formidable opponents in this feature… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 30, 2009
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Critic Score: 6% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The combination of a shallow plot and miscast performers renders Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li a perfectly forgettable video game adaptation.

Drew Toal
Time Out

This painful background tale of the schoolgirl master of the really slow fireball attack almost makes one yearn for the days of Jean-Claude Van Damme.

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Rob Nelson
Variety

Neither the best nor the worst of movies derived from videogames, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li at least gives action fans plenty to ogle besides the titular heroine (Kristin Kreuk).

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Perri Nemiroff
CinemaBlend.com

Trades in vital game info to squeeze in as much acrobatics and fighting sequences as possible. Bartkowiak shouldn't have taken the first part of the title so literally.

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Jim Ridley
Village Voice

Proving that there's no statute of limitations on lousy ideas, director Andrzej Bartkowiak's attempted franchise expansion returns to the Capcom motherlode that produced the worst movie in the entire Jean-Claude Van Damme filmography.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

I'd say this is roughly 20 times better than the first Street Fighter movie. It's still a waste of time, but unlike the game, it's over in 95 minutes.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...ultimately fares worse than its eye-rollingly campy 1994 predecessor...

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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times

A long slog with little payoff.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Watching the movie, you can't help wishing you had some buttons to press.

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Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Street Fighter fans like me will be blissfully playing Street Fighter IV, with this movie occupying our minds as little more than a disposable curiosity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 17% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
I gave it two stars because the girls looked good. One star for each otherwise. I just laughed my way thru this one!!
Christopher Heim
I kept pressing start but the game wouldn't let me skip the opening cut scene. An hour and thirty-six minute cut scene. This film makes the original… More
vieras esine
Is it against the law to make a good SF movie? I'm beginning to think so. I couldn't even bring myself to finish this.
JY Skacto
<i>Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li</i>. What a waste of 90 minutes. Sorry Andrzej Bartkowiak, but this is one horrendous… More
Manu Gino
Some fight for power. Some fight for us. Disappointing movie but not too bad either. On the whole, the movie doesn't quite work. It has some good ideas… More
Lewis C.
The Legend of Chun-Li is a perfect example of why video game movies make both video game fans and the general public cringe. I don't think I've ever… More