Street Fighter


Street Fighter

Critics Consensus

Though it offers mild entertainment through campy one-liners and the overacting of the late Raul Julia, Street Fighter's nonstop action sequences are not enough to make up for a predictable, uneven storyline.



Total Count: 37


Audience Score

User Ratings: 79,681
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A military commander is sent by an international organization to fight a psychotic dictator who holds a relief team hostage. When the world pays the dictator's ransom, the commander resigns and decides to take on the villain himself. This action fantasy is based on a popular video game.

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Roshan Seth
as Dhalsim
Ming-Na Wen
as Chun-Li
Simon Callow
as A.N. Official
Wes Studi
as Sagat
Sander Vanocur
as GNT News Anchor
Robert Mammone
as Carlos Blanka
Kenya Sawada
as Captain Sawada
Gerry Day
as Lab Guard
Adrian Cronauer
as A.N. Forces DJ
David Green
as M.P. Guard
Kenzo Tsujimoto
as A.N. Commander
Edward R. Pressman
as Lonely Cook
Ray Swenson
as Bison's Architect
Joe Bunger
as Bison's Torturer
Brian Moll
as Bison's Scientist
Maria Dickson
as Bison's Scientist
Norman Steiner
as Bison's Scientist
Andrew Cottgrove
as Bison Trooper
Kamilyn Kaneko
as A.N. Soldier
David DeSouza
as A.N. Soldier
Scott Rosen
as A.N. Soldier
Renzo Colla
as Studio News Anchor
Ric Curnow
as Studio News Anchor
Efthymios Kallos
as Studio News Anchor
Alex Ivacheff
as Studio News Anchor
Maow Krungvong
as Studio News Anchor
Francoise Le Cosset
as Studio News Anchor
Saleh Saqqaf
as Studio News Anchor
Rosanna Wong
as Studio News Anchor
Darcy LaPier
as Guile's and Blanka's Date
Jeri Barchilon
as Guile's and Blanka's Date
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Critic Reviews for Street Fighter

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (8)

  • While de Souza's arrested development makes him a likely suspect to adapt a video game for movies, the result (like The Super Mario Brothers movie before it) is an empty exercise in hyper-stimulation. Or, to put it bluntly, a complete waste of time.

    Apr 24, 2019 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…
  • De Souza's wit, which gave his earlier action scripts a tart edge, has failed him here. He pitches this entire movie at the sub-literate set that, with glassy eyes, unthinkingly pumps quarter after quarter into video games.

    Apr 24, 2019 | Full Review…
  • This is [Steven E. de Souza's] directorial debut, and while it shows promise, it is uneven. The film is way too choppy, and as a result we never get a chance to know the characters (except Bison).

    Apr 24, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Far less captivating than the videogame that inspired it.

    Jul 3, 2008 | Full Review…

    Emanuel Levy

    Top Critic
  • Julia (in his final role) hams it up shamelessly as the camp commandant, but not even his suave presence and throwaway quips can save this noisy, brainless mess.

    Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…

    Nigel Floyd

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • A dreary, overstuffed hodgepodge of poorly edited martial arts sequences and often unintelligible dialogue.

    Aug 30, 2004 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Street Fighter

  • Dec 23, 2012
    Not as bad as most make out, They did most of the characters spot on, But it wasn't well acted the story was just plain silly for what the game was about, The action was over the top but hey it's based on a video game it's allowed to be over the top.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 18, 2012
    Raul Julia gives it his all, for some reason, Guile is Belgian, wrap your mind around that, and a lot of useless characters running around.... at least they weren't left out.
    Willis T Super Reviewer
  • Nov 21, 2011
    Cool to see a childhood video game put into a film, but all in all, the film is cheesy and many characters could have looked alot better. I think that if you have played Street Fighter before watching this then you will appreciate it somewhat, but if you have no idea what Street Fighter is while going into this film, then you will think it is a complete disaster.
    Eric A Super Reviewer
  • Nov 07, 2011
    Sometimes, it's hard to believe that some video game adaptations can be good, but only the rest of them are ordinary bad movies (and that's saying much people) and this movie known as "Street Fighter", is no exception. Colonel William Guile leads an army of soldiers into the country of Shadaloo to find traces to lead him to General M. Bison, who has captured many people including three missing soldiers. Among them is Carlos "Charlie" Blanka, in which Bison decides to turn into a hideous mutant. On the other hand, Chun Li is a reporter who seeks revenge against Bison for the death of her father years ago. Then two small time hustlers Ryu and Ken, are arrested along with Sagat, a powerful arms dealer and Vega for dealing of illegal weapons. Guile recruits them in order to find Bison's base. Now Guile, T. Hawk, Cammy, Ryu, Ken, Chun Li, Balrog and E. Honda have three days before Bison murders the hostages and takes over the world. With an ugly script, clunky plotting, clichéd visuals, and horrible acting (including Jean-Claude Van Damme's acting), they brought this movie to a level of badness. The two things that keep this movie afloat is the spectacular action sequences and an amazing performance from the late Raul Julia (R.I.P. greatest actor that anyone's ever seen) since this was his final theatrical film before his death, but overall, even he can't save this movie from sinking. To be honest, I've never actually played the video games in which the movie was only based on the first game, but after finding out that the movie's storyline of the game was altered and the tone was apparently lighter, I'll try to get that game for... Christmas or for my birthday, I don't know. Anyway, horrible movie. Avoid it at all costs like a plague.
    Gavin C Super Reviewer

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