DOA: Dead or Alive Reviews

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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
June 20, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
June 19, 2007
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.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 18, 2007
DOA was the right title for this, acronym-bending or not.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
June 18, 2007
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
June 18, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
June 18, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Russo
Boston Globe
June 18, 2007
Corey Yuen and his writers have adapted their dubiously titled DOA: Dead or Alive from the video game series of the same name -- apparently convinced that the scraps of backstory originally scribbled by the gamers were plenty.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
June 18, 2007
DOA: Dead or Alive aspires to be nothing more than a sanctuary from thinking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Leydon
Variety
June 16, 2007
Pic is so insubstantial that it practically evaporates on screen.
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Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly
June 14, 2007
Praise be to director Corey Yuen 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.
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Luke Y. Thompson
Village Voice
October 17, 2006
The film's pretty much nonstop fighting, mostly in very little clothing, with the flair you expect from a master choreographer like Yuen. It's awesome.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
September 23, 2006
An ideal vehicle for Yuen, who is a dab hand at filming imaginative hand-to-hand combat sequences.