Streets of Fire
Streets of Fire (1984)

More like a series of MTV sequences than a long-term narration, this super-thin story line focuses on a kidnapped singer (Diane Lane) and her ex-boyfriend (Michael Pare) who goes forth to save her through rainy streets, the roar of elevated… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 1, 1984
DVD Release Date: July 21, 1998
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ray Pride

A grandiloquent compatriot to their later masterpiece, Geronimo... More exuberantly stylized than The Warriors, it seemingly stands in stark relief to the carborundum asperity of movies like Hard Times and The Driver...

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Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Where have you gone, Michael Pare'? I really enjoyed this.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

All sound and fury signify nothing.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It is stellar action cinema that thinks outside the box and it's worth watching again and again.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A typically interesting effort from the vastly underrated Walter Hill that's improved with age.

Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

The first feature-length music video and not a very good one at that

Philip French
Observer (UK)

A carefully stylised movie that's something like pure cinema.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

SF musical biker hybrid - well done

Nell Minow
Movie Mom

Unsuccessful, but very striking.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
It was conceived as a "movie about visuals" but never mind, the music is the only great thing in it - especially in the exciting opening and closing… More
Pierluigi Puccini
A semi rehash of Hill's own "The Warriors" with a flashy neon retro futuristic atmosphere but no interesting plot to grab on to.
Curtis Lilly
The cast is the true gem here. The story is pretty cool too, but Rick Moranis playing an asshole of this proportion is classic. And Dafoe's horrid face… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Sometimes cliche is the real way to reach a level of honesty and truth that cinism could never reach.
Bruce Bruce
When the successful rock and roll singer Ellen Aim (Diane Lane) is kidnapped by Raven Shaddock (Willem Dafoe) and his motorcycle gang The Bombers during a… More
Phil Hubbs
Very strange mix of 50's noir, musical and light hearted soft action which didn't really work for me, I was rather surprised as its a Hill production… More