Street Fighter

1994 PG-13 1h 42m Blu-ray / DVD

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Street Fighter

1994 PG-13 1h 42m Blu-ray / DVD
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Leading an international army isn't easy, but Col. William Guile is ready for a challenge -- which is exactly what he gets when a malevolent warlord kidnaps a busload of Guile's Allied Nations relief workers and holds them for ransom.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 2.35:1
Subtitles
French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 HD, French: DTS 5.1 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): DTS 5.1 Surround
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme
  • Raul Julia
  • Ming-Na Wen
  • Damian Chapa
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Simon Callow
  • Roshan Seth
  • Wes Studi
  • Byron Mann
  • Grand L. Bush
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Reviews

age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie is based on a well-known martial-arts video game (albeit one not infamous for gruesome violence, as the Mortal Kombat line was), and consequently, there's a lot fighting (believe it or not). Characters are kicked, pummeled, shot at, slashed at, electrocuted, and so on. Almost all of it is bloodless and not taken terribly seriously, though a few seconds of genuine war-atrocity news stock footage are worked into the fantasy. There's no need to be familiar with the game to enjoy the movie, but it helps with character recognition. There's some scattered swearing, smoking, and drinking, and a reference to the drug trade.

Sexual Content

Some cleavage-baring, skimpy superheroine- or harem-type outfits. A few concubine-style women are offered to male characters at one point (the men decline). A blink-and-you'll-miss-it homosexuality joke.

Violence

Very little blood shown (and the blood we do see turns out to be fake, in a hoaxed gundown); still, there is "cartoon violence" combat of all sorts, from martial-arts fisticuffs to shooting, electrocution/death rays, slashing with a sort of claw-weapon, massive explosions, etc. Some fatalities, including necks snapped by the villain. One character whipped (but he ignores the pain). Some stock footage of genuine war scenes and atrocities.

Language

"Bastard," "SOB," "hell," "ass," and some widely scattered "s--t"s.

Social Behavior

Pretty clear-cut good guys and bad guys. Battling solves everything, more or less; some would-be peace negotiators are portrayed negatively. Ethnic representation across the spectrum, and a few empowered female characters (although, stereotypically, it's the Asian one, Chun-Li, who does the heavy-duty martial-arts fighting).

Consumerism

Hard to ignore that this movie wouldn't exist without the Capcom video game franchise on which it's based (specifically, Street Fighter II, if you're keeping score). There were also spinoffs in cartoon and comic-book and action-figure form.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some social drinking. A few enemy soldiers light cigarettes. Brief mention of Bison's past as a drug lord.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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