DOA: Dead or Alive

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38

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8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 167 Ratings

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  • Summary: Based on Tecmo's best-selling "Dead or Alive" videogame franchise, DOA: Dead or Alive features four beautiful women who begin as rivals in a secret invitational-only martial arts contest, but find themselves teaming up with one another against a sinister force. (Weinstein Co.)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8
  1. 80
    Praise be to director Corey Yuen (The Transporter) for delivering one of the year's purest entertainments -- the best butt-kicking PG-13 bikini jiggle fest since the first Charlie's Angels flick.
  2. If you only ever see one bad movie about warrior chicks who meet on a tropical isle for a fight contest, make it DOA: Dead or Alive.
  3. Free of blood, bruises and visible trauma, DOA revels in its fakery. And though the film presents more exuberant female flesh than hiring day at Hooters, it's strictly for titillation.
  4. 38
    The action has more to do with digital effects than true martial artistry, and is targeted squarely at adolescent boys too young to rent porn and gamers too lazy to yank their own joysticks.
  5. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    30
    So insubstantial that it practically evaporates on screen.
  6. "Charlie's Angels," "Survivor," "American Gladiators" and "Girls Gone Wild" are just some of the bad influences on Hong Kong action director Corey Yuen's laughably silly adaptation of the video game DOA: Dead or Alive.
  7. A piece of garbage and the best argument for reading books since the first pop-up appeared.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. AnonymousMoss
    Feb 28, 2009
    10
    i haven't played the game so i guess i can't really compare, but i personally loved the movie! the acting was bad yes but i'm i haven't played the game so i guess i can't really compare, but i personally loved the movie! the acting was bad yes but i'm a sucker for fighting movies with girls who can actually kick ass as the main character, and i think this movie did an amazing job with that despite the not so great acting. Expand
  2. StephenC.
    Jun 16, 2007
    10
    I don't know what these guys are talking about. Great movie, wicked action, excellent choreography, great acting, hot babes. I love all I don't know what these guys are talking about. Great movie, wicked action, excellent choreography, great acting, hot babes. I love all of this guy's stuff. Can't wait for a sequel!! Expand
  3. PabloR.
    Jun 17, 2007
    9
    Woah. Its not just the hot girls. Its the kick ass action. Dont rate this movie if you haven't seen it. I saw it 2 times! Its good. Woah. Its not just the hot girls. Its the kick ass action. Dont rate this movie if you haven't seen it. I saw it 2 times! Its good. Cheesey at times. But good. Expand
  4. WilliamT
    Apr 25, 2008
    6
    It's so horrendously silly, shallow and riddled with slow-motion effects FOR EVERY SINGLE FIGHT that you can't help but enjoy it somehow.
  5. SanP.
    Jun 15, 2007
    3
    For some reason the trailer looked cool, and since there were hot babes in bikinis fighting each other...I had to see it. But, I was wrong, For some reason the trailer looked cool, and since there were hot babes in bikinis fighting each other...I had to see it. But, I was wrong, the story was incredibly flawed, the fight scenes were horrible and the acting by most of the cast was pretty bad. You Expand
  6. CalH.
    Jun 13, 2007
    0
    How could you guys not have got this yet. Australia and the UK got it last year and its the worst movie ever. I really mean this, never seeHow could you guys not have got this yet. Australia and the UK got it last year and its the worst movie ever. I really mean this, never see this movie. consider yourselves lucky that it took the USA so long to get this film. Avoid at all costs. [Ed: Thanks, Cal] Expand
  7. Chinz
    Sep 11, 2007
    0
    You have GOT to be kidding me. worst movie ever. saw it at a friend's house for her party and holy crap. Just don't. its not hot You have GOT to be kidding me. worst movie ever. saw it at a friend's house for her party and holy crap. Just don't. its not hot women and fighting. It is suck(movie) and sucker(whoever is foolish enough to buy this). don't watch it. There is no visible plot or acting either, not even good music. I haven't been this bored since I saw Alone in the Dark. Expand

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