DOA: Dead or Alive


Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8

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Critic Reviews

  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. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    So insubstantial that it practically evaporates on screen.
  7. "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.
  8. A piece of garbage and the best argument for reading books since the first pop-up appeared.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 167 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. AnonymousMoss
    Feb 28, 2009
    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. Full Review »
  2. WilliamT
    Apr 25, 2008
    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.
  3. RainyD
    Jan 26, 2008
    It's certainly not as bad as many might imagine.A fun little flick with good action and decent enough acting.