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Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Rob Nelson
Variety
March 2, 2009
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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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
March 2, 2009
Daddies and daughters lend a wistful emotional core to Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, an otherwise generic martial-arts movie with video-game credentials.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Drew Toal
Time Out
November 17, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Perri Nemiroff
CinemaBlend.com
August 14, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 4, 2009
...ultimately fares worse than its eye-rollingly campy 1994 predecessor...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
July 1, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
June 29, 2009
This sloppy second attempt at bringing the Street Fighter franchise to the big screen...violates one of the primary rules for any Playstation to motion picture translation - never mess with the mythology.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
April 30, 2009
No mojo in its dojo.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jeffrey Bloomer
Paste Magazine
April 7, 2009
Singularly witless.
Full Review | Original Score: 20/100
Mark Pollard
Kung Fu Cinema
March 18, 2009
| Original Score: 2/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat
March 10, 2009
There will never be a good video game movie no matter how many stars pop up to headline them.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
March 8, 2009
if there's anything legendary on display, it's the performance of co-star Chris Klein, which can only be described as epic in its awfulness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
March 6, 2009
Devoid of a single redeeming feature, the motley flick is a hodge-podge of chop-socky cliches -- a ball of flaming, stinky martial arts chi.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
March 5, 2009
Just a boring, bad action movie - which, to be fair, means that it's one of the best video game adaptations ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
March 5, 2009
The Legend of Chun-Li is as vapid and dull as it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Jim Ridley
Village Voice
March 5, 2009
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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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
March 5, 2009
A long slog with little payoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
March 4, 2009
Generic action sequences, bad acting, cringe-inducing dialogue and a miscast leading lady all combine for a thoroughly painful hour and a half at the movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 4, 2009
Not only is this a strong early contender for worst film of the year, it could well be a candidate for the worst film ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
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