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Jack Campbell (Martini) is a soldier who gets a dishonorable discharge
for beating up his commanding officer. He goes back to his old stomping
grounds and finds out his brother has been severely beaten by a
steroid-enhanced punchfighter named Isaiah. So he infiltrates the
underground fighting circuit called "The Gauntlet" in order to get
answers. So after meeting a bunch of crazy characters, the evil fight
promoter Pope (Chinlund) kidnaps Jack's brother's pregnant wife so Jack
will keep fighting in the tournaments. Does this plot seem familiar?
The meatheads that Jack must fight include: Jersey Devil, Farm Boy,
Zeke, Isaiah, and the Nazi Baldus, who, when he wins a fight does the
Nazi salute AND the goose-step. The fights in the film are haphazardly
edited with a bunch of quick cutting.
Chinlund as Pope looks like a cross between Barry Williams, Ray Liotta, David Hasselhoff and Ryan Seacrest. He puts in an over the top performance, screaming all his lines, including the oft-repeated "LET'S SEE... SOME BLOOD!" Max Martini mumbles all his lines and the DVD has no closed-captioning to help you out. In the obligatory bar fight scene, he beats someone up with an 8-ball from a pool table and proclaims "8 ball in the corner pocket". Another understandable line: "I'm okay with trouble".
It seems "Street Warrior" was made in the wrong decade. It should have been made in the late 80's/early 90's when direct-to-video punchfighting movies were king. It's good that this one comes so late in the game, but it is unclear whether we are to take it seriously or not. One minute it is serious, and the next, there are some ridiculous moments, characters and one-liners. In old-school punchfighters, you can actually see the punching. Here, there is incomprehensible, ADD-addled editing which hinders the final product.
"Street Warrior" is an enjoyable-enough latter-day punchfighter, but, but despite its many flaws, we are happy that they are still cranking out movies of this subgenre. We should be grateful.
OK, OK, I know the plot is the usual rubbish - disgraced ex-Special
Forces goes back home after a real loooong time and just gets into more
Dodgy cops, dodgier camera work and some lame characters - is there anything good about it? Well, yeah there is and that's only cos of the lead - Max Martini - and some of the fight scenes. I really think Max has great screen presence it's shame the story is pathetic, lame supporting characters and the budget low.
I actually enjoyed it, primarily cos it's mindless fun. Also the main baddie tough guy reminds me of the Rock - if he weighed like 120 pounds more! You'll know what I mean when you see him. Enjoy!
Love it. I saw this movie only just a few minutes again and wow I was definitely impressed with the portray that Max Martini put out as his character Jack Campbell, He still played the role as well as he did when he was in The Unit as Mack. He was always well at putting out a character who was a 'Hero' but yet he was still able to pack a punch so to speak. Jack Campbell was that man, He was the 'Hero' but didn't consider himself one. Also Nick Chinlund portrayed a villain amazingly well, especially when it got a certain scene of him fighting. This movie reminded me slightly of Jet Li in Unleashed, He had to fight for his Life also but he broke free as did one of the men in this although I wont reveal that because its a slight spoiler. All you need to know is that this Movie is definitely worth-watching if you enjoy a blood-sport related movie, Two men, One arena, One survivor. Hope you enjoy it!
First of all, i usually read the comments and check the ratings on IMDb
before i even approve of watching a movie (unless it's a new,
independent or recommended movie).
This however was a gambler because there was a few comments out and all said positive things. The things mentioned in the comments were pretty juvenile described but one thing sticked in my mind, and that was concerning the fight- scenes and i love good fight scenes!, someone mentioned Jet-Li and another entertaining movie so i thought, let's stay open minded.
OK folks, here we go: the fight scenes is worse than a Mma fight that runs submissively only = boring. The music during the whole movie made me feel suicidal, some corny rock/heavy metal theme that destroyed even the slightest try of creating an atmosphere. The acting was as poor as the whole plot.
Im sorry i don't have anything positive to say except that Valerie Cruz was kinda hot but not as hot as to justify killing the time of watching this mess of a flick.
Id give it a 0/10 if i could.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
The "Street Warrior" is Jack Campbell, played by Max Martini, an
ex-army ranger, who comes back home to discover his brother beaten near
death because of an underground no holds barred fight club. He enters
the gauntlet to avenge his brother and bring order to the town that has
been corrupted by the ring leader, played by Nick Chinlund.
"Street Warrior" supplies us with tons of great action fight scenes that are at times vicious. Various styles of fight techniques are used... martial arts, boxing, wrestling, street brawling, luchador, and lots of cheat moves. What more can you ask from a fight movie? Well, how about some beautiful women? Street Warrior has lots of great eye candy as well to keep your interest piqued between the fists and blood.
The acting is very good and believable by the entire cast. Props to Max Martini and Nick Chinlund on their performance, but also to the characters of Baldus, played by Gary Kasper, the evil white supremacist Nazi fighter who entices the rabid paying audience by yelling "Hate Me!", and the character of Santo, played by Danny Arroyo, the luchador fighter who befriends Campbell and is forced to fight in order to save his wife and children.
Fighting, sex, blood, dancing women and great action... What more can you ask from a fight movie? "Street Warrior" is well worth the rental.
Street Warrior was super kick butt. What I hate about most reviews on IMDb are knuckle heads that spew bile on low budget movies. I tried to watch huge budget WANTED and was bored in 2 minutes. A video game is not a movie. I have much love for movies like Street Warrior that entertain without trying to be overly artistic. This movie has a strong dose of action you can main line. Camera work was amazingly sick. It was like 3D when punches came at the tele. I very much felt like this was a Seagal or Norris movie movie. Fight parts were incredible. I can only hope other more open minded movie watchers give this a chance. I would watch this any day over WANTED.
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Hey, coming from a movie buff, not a critic.... this movie rocked, action-packed, good plot, doesn't slow down for a minute. If You are an action fan, you will love it. If you are looking for flaws, or just immune to good entertainment, then you won't like it. To be honest, this is a guys movie, not for the ladies. It's got the adrenaline, violence, and of course the nudity. I say under-rated & worth watching. This underground fighting movie moves at a fast pace. It keeps your attention. It showcases interesting fighters with different styles of fighting. And of course a corrupt organization. Along with the topless babes, what more can you want?
This is a B grade movie all round, even down to the topless women. Poor
cinematography, poorly produced, poor acting, poor fight scenes,
overall junk, do not waste your time.
Fighting looks so obviously fake its almost comical, apart from it being so crap. Along with the poor editing with the screen shot changing every 0.5 of a second you really don't see anything at all worth while.
Oh didn't i mention how crap this film is.........if you have a choice between this film and something else then choose the something else. 1 out of 10 and thats generous, there really needs to be 0 for this one!!!
I have to be honest, I didn't expect this movie to be all that good.
The story has been done plenty of times, and I was expecting not to be
entertained, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Max Martini (The Unit) does a great job playing Jack Campbell, and is very believable as a tough guy. The fight scenes were really good, but it was mainly Max Martini that made the movie good. So if you're in and you're looking for something to watch, for just $3.99 this movie is a good watch.
I saw this movie only just a few minutes again and wow I was definitely impressed with the portray that Max Martini put out as his character Jack Campbell, He still played the role as well as he did when he was in The Unit as Mack. He was always well at putting out a character who was a 'Hero' but yet he was still able to pack a punch so to speak. Jack Campbell was that man, He was the 'Hero' but didn't consider himself one. Also Nick Chinlund portrayed a villain amazingly well, especially when it got a certain scene of him fighting. This movie reminded me slightly of Jet Li in Unleashed, He had to fight for his Life also but he broke free as did one of the men in this although I wont reveal that because its a slight spoiler. All you need to know is that this Movie is definitely worth-watching if you enjoy a blood-sport related movie, Two men, One arena, One survivor. Hope you enjoy it!
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