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.

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]