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DOA: Dead or Alive (2007)



Average Rating: 4.5/10
Reviews Counted: 44
Fresh: 15 | Rotten: 29

With a ridiculous plot and comical acting, checking one's brain at the door is required before watching DOA: Dead or Alive.


Average Rating: 4.7/10
Critic Reviews: 12
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 8

With a ridiculous plot and comical acting, checking one's brain at the door is required before watching DOA: Dead or Alive.



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Legendary Hong Kong action director and choreographer Corey Yuen brings Tecmo's best-selling video-game franchise to the big screen in a martial arts extravaganza featuring an impressive quartet of female fighters including Devon Aoki, Sarah Carter, Jaime Pressly, and Holly Valance. Tina (Pressly), Christie (Valance), Kasumi (Aoki), and Helena (Carter) are four skilled martial artists whose outwardly sexy appearances betray their true lethal natures. When the fearsome females each receive an

Sep 4, 2007


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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.

June 20, 2007 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Comments (3)
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Quantcast The plot is but an excuse for a series of elaborately choreographed fight sequences featuring a combination of digital and wire work that somehow manages to feel completely fake despite the obvious physical exertions of its well-trained cast.

June 19, 2007
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DOA was the right title for this, acronym-bending or not.

June 18, 2007 Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel
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There was a time when movies like DOA: Dead or Alive lurked sheepishly at schoolboy height on video store shelves, spines straining to accommodate the charms of their actresses.

June 18, 2007
New York Times
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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.

June 18, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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While the teen target audience may be convinced that this is exciting, the rest of us will leave the theater exhausted and with brain cells thoroughly fried.

June 18, 2007 Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press
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Yuen's propensity for impossible computer-generated slow-mo combat action wears thin.

August 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

A metaphorical training bra for ogling boys - along with second childhood Dirty Old Aged men - DOA gives new meaning to females hooking up and hanging out, when it comes to airborne upper body intimate wear and its gravity defying plastic contents alike

September 12, 2007 Full Review
WBAI Web Radio

This film knows its genre and its audience.

July 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound
Big Picture Big Sound

Let's hope some special form of punishment awaits the man or woman who came up with the idea of basing movies on video games.

June 30, 2007 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

It's all about as thrilling as watching the countryside whiz by in the car.

June 25, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

There is enough masturbation fodder here to keep many 11-year-old kids who have yet to find daddy's porn stash very happy.

June 23, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Threat | Comment (1)
Film Threat

DOA might as well stand for "Dead on Arrival."

June 22, 2007 Full Review Source:

DOA is a bad, cheesy and cheap production that nevertheless has enough goofy appeal to warrant watching with your buddies...

June 20, 2007 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

Charlie's Angels 3 it ain't, but big up to director Corey Yuen for crafting a splashy and appropriately trashy fighting flick that chicks can cheer for.

June 18, 2007 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

Call it the Guilty Pleasure of the year for me. Hell, it's a heck of a lot more entertaining than Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.

June 17, 2007 Full Review Source: Cinematical

If Corey Yuen believed in truth in advertising, ala Snakes on a Plane, this flick would have a name like Jiggly Babes Kick Butt. The stuff that post-pubescent dreams are made of.

June 17, 2007 Full Review Source: Denver Urban Spectrum
Denver Urban Spectrum

Smarmy, lasciviously trashy, butt-kicking bikini-jiggle fest

June 16, 2007 Full Review Source:

Audience Reviews for DOA: Dead or Alive

Yep this is a videogame adaptation alright, if its possible this is even more cheesy and ridiculous than 'Mortal Kombat' and 'Tekken' put together. Based on one of the more weaker 'beat em up's' which is famous for having very realistic boobs on the female fighters. I don't really know anymore as I've never really played this fighter, a poor man's 'Tekken' methinks.

The plot is...well it doesn't really matter does it, like all beat em up adaptations its purely and simply about the fights whilst the plot is meaningless poo and completely incomprehensible. The same can be said for the actual videogames of course but you play them for fun whilst making a pathetic film with bottom of the barrel actors is another inexcusable matter.

Its aimed at kids so as you can guess there is no real fighting whatsoever, its all nice and gentle with no violence or actual hitting in anyway really. I've haven't seen so much lame ass CGI and wire work for some time, couple that with hilariously bad costumes on some characters, close to the bone skimpy outfits on some female characters (that's all good), your usual exotic locations mixed with the ever popular Eastern arenas such as the bamboo forest (again) and the usual mix of cliched unoriginal fighters ('DOA' was a late entry into the beat em up world).

Its all very colourful with lots of flashing digital effects and stupid onscreen videogame type imagery just in case you forgot your watching a shitty videogame adaptation. The most unforgivable issue here though is the fact the fights are so poor and fake looking, the female cast maybe gorgeous and semi famous (Holly Valance) but they can't do the moves and they can't act like they can do the moves.

It may look pretty and shiny but this still manages to rank below most other crappy videogame films because its so dumb and vacant ('MK' and 'Tekken' had some grit at least). Had it come along earlier (like its actual videogame counterpart) then it might have fared slightly better, its still not as bad as 'Street Fighter'.
April 5, 2014

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Devon Aoki's acting is more predictable than my balls in a hot-tub. this is a movie called "dead or alive: dead or alive." There is also a black guy with a green dinosaur-spike mow-hawk who thinks everybody wants to fight him or blow him. im sure theres a real world audition tape of him somewhere.
March 27, 2011

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December 11, 2009
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    1. Christie: Well, they're a girl's best friend. Made form carbons. Subjected to high pressure. Traditionally a 60th Wedding Anniversary gift. And they're forever.
    – Submitted by Rawballs B (16 months ago)
    1. Hayabusa: Princess Kasumi! [knelt down] I beg you do not leave the clan!
    2. Ayane: [To Kasumi] I'm your servant but if you leave I'm honor bound to kill you...
    – Submitted by Rawballs B (2 years ago)
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