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Street Fighter -The Legend of Chun-Li

Girl power takes on a martial arts flavor in Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. Based on a video game, Chun-Li (Kristin Kreuk) uses her special talents and training in the hopes of taking down a crime boss (Neil McDonough) whom she suspects is responsible for the death of her father. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 97
Theater Release: 27 Feb 2009
Video Release: 30 Jun 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Street Fighter -The Legend of Chun-Li Rated PG-13?


While hand-to-hand combat is a staple of this film, guns, missile firing devices, bombs, swords, saw blades and steam are other weapons used to inflict death or injury. The bloody corpse of a woman is seen after she is beaten to death. Characters are killed by snapping their necks. A woman is attacked by a masked man with a knife. While fighting in a public restroom, two female characters use spiked heels, sinks and bathroom stall doors as a way to inflict pain. A crime boss orders the decapitation of several other men. Sounds of their deaths are heard. Their bloody heads are seen plated on a table. Young male gang members attack older people in the subway and on the street. A female shop owner is robbed at gunpoint. Poor residents are shown living on the street or being driven from their homes. Later they rebel by throwing rocks and other items at the crime members. Government officials have their children kidnapped and are subjected to extortion and force. The cries of a pregnant woman are heard when her baby is supposedly ripped from her body. A man is pushed from a rooftop and dies in front of his daughter. A woman wears low-cut tank tops. Other female characters are shown pole dancing at a club. A man begins to undress his wife. Brief sexual comments are made. Infrequent profanities and scatological slang are used. Characters drink at dinner and in social settings. A woman eyes other female dancers at a club and begins to make sexual advances towards one of them.

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