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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
  1. 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
  2. Brianna
    Sep 13, 2007
    10
    I think you're missing the point. This is exactly what I'd expect a movie based on DOA to be. Have you ever even played DOA? I I think you're missing the point. This is exactly what I'd expect a movie based on DOA to be. Have you ever even played DOA? I thought this was hilarious. I hope they do a Soul Calibur movie next. Expand
  3. 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
  4. Fcuker
    Jun 29, 2007
    7
    This was one cheesy movie but despite the bad acting the action sequences were well choreographed. Having never played the video game I can This was one cheesy movie but despite the bad acting the action sequences were well choreographed. Having never played the video game I can safely say that this is probably not a movie for the DOA fans/gaming fraternity. Don't get me wrong a movie is supposed to entertain and DOA does just that but at the end it just felt a little hollow. I was expecting a little more from what seemed a long 87 minutes. Still highly entertaining and plenty of eye candy. Expand
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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

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