Do you still hold high hopes for the Street Fighter movie? Really? This might dash them a touch. Turns out the movie won't be screened for film critics. Which is rarely a good thing.

Rather than open the film up for a potential savaging from reviewers, Fox have decided that critics can get in line with everyone else and see the movie when it opens on February 27.

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Variety puts it as well as it can be put, saying "in 95% of cases, not screening a movie is the studio's way of admitting critics are sure to hate it".

Street Fighter movie not being screened for critics [Variety]