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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.)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Luke Y. Thompson
    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. Reviewed by: Gregory Kirschling
    75
    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. Reviewed by: Michael Ferraro
    50
    Sure, the dialogue is absolutely atrocious, the acting sucks, Eric Roberts is a co-star, the action is lame and the fighting is boring. But all of this makes for one hilarious viewing experience. DOA is the sort of film you’ll want to watch with a drunken crowd of your friends.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    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. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    0
    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: 9 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 6 out of 15