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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 112 Ratings

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  • Summary: Powerful forces are converging on the streets of Bangkok. They are warriors, some of whom possess extraordinary abilities, all of whom are determined to see their side prevail. Some fight for us; the others for unlimited power. Now, they are preparing for the ultimate battle - of terrorPowerful forces are converging on the streets of Bangkok. They are warriors, some of whom possess extraordinary abilities, all of whom are determined to see their side prevail. Some fight for us; the others for unlimited power. Now, they are preparing for the ultimate battle - of terror versus beauty, light versus darkness, and good versus evil. (20th Century Fox) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 9 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    60
    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), whose original incarnation, legend has it, was among the first distaff figures controllable by joystick.
  2. Reveling in the vivid Bangkok locations, Geoff Boyle’s photography is crisp and bright, and Dion Lam’s action choreography unusually witty.
  3. Director Andrzej Bartkowiak ("Romeo Must Die") works hard to supply the appropriate grittiness, but other than a few reasonably well-staged fight sequences, the proceedings are dull and visually uninspired. Justin Marks' solemn screenplay lacks any trace of wit.
  4. 25
    This is a movie for the overcaffeinated, undereducated teenager in all of us.
  5. Reviewed by: Jim Ridley
    20
    Idiot plotting and dialogue are what you'd expect from a genre that typically rewards narrative development with a skip function. But the rote fight scenes are a disappointment.
  6. 20
    Even with the low expectations The Legend of Chun Li engenders, it still somehow manages to be a letdown.
  7. 0
    It boggles the mind that The Legend of Chun-Li is as vapid and dull as it is.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 45
  2. Negative: 30 out of 45
  1. PhilJ.
    Jul 13, 2009
    10
    I really enjoyed this movie i watched it on the airplane to my trip to L.A i enjoyed it so much i watched it 2 twice i even enjoyed the soundtrack.
  2. Feb 3, 2012
    9
    I can't believe that the score for these kind of movies is so low, I mean after i read all these comments, i wanted to give this movie a 6 orI can't believe that the score for these kind of movies is so low, I mean after i read all these comments, i wanted to give this movie a 6 or 7, because i thought maybe it was not that good as i watched it just 10 mins ago. But honestly, everyone is comparing movies against videogames here. In a game you mash all those buttons, make combo hits, fatalities to take down the enemy. The story is usually ignored and 4 out of 5 people doesn't care about story in a game. In movie i want to know about the characters, their origins. If you put a 90 minute long fighting scene in a movie, there will be no difference between a game and a movie. I think this movie was pretty cool and exciting and the reason that many people disliked this was that they want to see meaningless fighting scenes, 10 punches + 3 kicks per second... I am a nerd too, I like marvel, dc, mortal kombat (not so much of a Street Fighter fan actually i always find that game rather dull) but honestly i want to see a background for characters in movies; not a 90 minute full with brawling and gun shooting. The only reason that i gave 9 instead of 10 was that interpol officers kinda stood outside of movie and couldn't participate that much. They should were either totally removed or used more often in film. I strongly suggest this movie to all of you who are interestedâ Expand
  3. AdamD.
    Mar 4, 2009
    6
    This movie turned out to be a lot better than I was expecting. Decent action scenes, interesting locations and good choreography made for an This movie turned out to be a lot better than I was expecting. Decent action scenes, interesting locations and good choreography made for an actually entertaining movie. The major thing that brought down my opinion was not the departure from the SF storyline and not the dependence on gunplay (in what should have been a martial arts movie) - but by the casting of non-actor Chris Klein as Charlie. Seriously. Whose idea was that? Expand
  4. FarhadH
    Mar 2, 2009
    2
    I expected the movie to be a lot cooler. The director of 300 and wanted should produce this movie. There weren't a lot of special I expected the movie to be a lot cooler. The director of 300 and wanted should produce this movie. There weren't a lot of special effects like slow motions, close ups, and life like energy moves. The fighting was not as good as I thought and the actors didn't match the characters of street fighter except kristin kruek as Chun-Li. Vega looked like the guy from black eyed peas for god sake. The story needs to precise and the characters should as well. If they make a sequel with all the characters, please get a new director and take my advice into consideration. Expand
  5. Dec 21, 2014
    1
    thanks Andrzej Bartkowiak and Justin Marks now no hollywood studio will ever take a chance on a street fighter movie again. after this movie ithanks Andrzej Bartkowiak and Justin Marks now no hollywood studio will ever take a chance on a street fighter movie again. after this movie i wouldn't blame them it is horrible easily up there with the worst video game adaptations. it's terribly acted, terribly shot, the action sequences are horrible and while some of the cast make some sense in theory (but not in practice) whoever cast Neal McDonough as M. Bison really needs to rethink his line of work Expand
  6. ralphp
    May 8, 2009
    0
    This could be one of the worst movies I have ever seen, I started gargling blood during the movie because my body had an anti-crap movie This could be one of the worst movies I have ever seen, I started gargling blood during the movie because my body had an anti-crap movie defense put up against this film. I actually asked for a refund after the movie because it was just disgusting made, shot, and put togehter. I would of rather watched a youtube remake or something, please stop ruining good video games with these types of movies. Expand
  7. WolfgangS.
    Jul 19, 2009
    0
    Easily one of the worst movies I've ever seen. How could anyone at Capcom let this happen? How could ANYONE in the entire team Easily one of the worst movies I've ever seen. How could anyone at Capcom let this happen? How could ANYONE in the entire team responsible for this let this happen? How could everyone throw away their dignity like this? Thanks to the overwhelmingly negative reviews I saved the money and downloaded this piece of crap. Even without being tricked into paying money for this, I couldn't stand watching it all the way. My god, even Uwe Boll does it better, and that says a lot about how bad Chun-Li is. Expand

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