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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 terror versus beauty, light versus darkness, and good versus evil. (20th Century Fox) Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 9 out of 11
  1. Reveling in the vivid Bangkok locations, Geoff Boyle’s photography is crisp and bright, and Dion Lam’s action choreography unusually witty.
  2. 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.
  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. Reviewed by: Michael Hardy
    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. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    20
    Even with the low expectations The Legend of Chun Li engenders, it still somehow manages to be a letdown.
  7. 0
    The problems with Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li began with the casting of dead-eyed, sleepy-voiced, charisma-impaired automaton Kristin Kreuk.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 41
  2. Negative: 27 out of 41
  1. Jan 6, 2013
    10
    Great film. It has ultimate action and a great supporting performance by Michael Clarke Duncan.
  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 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. Feb 13, 2013
    5
    Not a terrible movie. It looks like they did try to stay a little loyal to the series, but unfortunately took a few too many liberties for it to be any good. Overall and OK movie that looks like it could have been more, but either due to a lack of funding or interest the studio mad a really average movie. Expand
  4. Jun 9, 2014
    3
    Why is this kind of bad not funny?

    Is just a clumsy movie, with clumsy story, clumsy cinematography, bad acting (that I wouldn't even call
    "acting") and bad lighting... how can you be so bad lighting a movie so you can see anything? everything is so dark in this movie even when something should be perfectly lit! is bad directing... I know that the director's background is on cinematography but that doesn't excuse the directing in this film, is just bad... and the characters in short: why couldn't chun-li be asian? why can't m. bison look like m. bison? the characters resemble nothing to their video game counterpart.

    Is hard to think of good things for this movie, but that's because there is hardly anything good about it except for maybe the choreography... is ok I guess, but still, this one a recommend a skip...
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  5. Aug 11, 2011
    2
    "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li" is a sub-par video game adaptation. The story is there, but very poorly put together and occasionally nonsensical. You'd think that that would be alright as long as the action sequences are good, right? Well, no. The action is terribly dull. McDonough is miscast - the antagonist he plays was not at all as menacing as he should have been. An utterly forgettable action film. Expand
  6. Dec 22, 2011
    0
    wow they had to make another street fighter movieyou figured they would learn from the first movie i mean the story is all about chun li so why aint she chinese and the actress's outfit doesn't even resemble chun li's from the game and they couldnt even do her spinning bird kick right.

    to be honest this movie makes the old street fighter movie look like avatar
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