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D.O.A. Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 27, 2015
...an underwhelming thriller that could and should have fared so much better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
April 27, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] A high-concept movie before there was such a thing, "D.O.A." foreshadowed the poisoning of (possibly) Yasser Arafat and (definitely) Alexander Litvinenko - via polonium-210 - by a half-century.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Fernando F. Croce
February 4, 2010
Sweltering Borgesian fantasy
Top Critic
Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Mate's direction of the first portion of the story lingers too long over it, spreading the expectancy very thin, but when he does launch his suspense-building it comes over with a solid wallop.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
June 6, 2007
Apesar de determinados elementos que não envelheceram bem (como as referências na trilha às paqueras do herói), tem uma premissa fascinante que consegue gerar boa dose de suspense.
| Original Score: 4/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
May 1, 2006
Rudolph Maté's seminal thriller rapidly decomposes into a campy, confusing bore.
Top Critic

New York Times
March 25, 2006
"D. O. A." adds up to only a mild divertissement.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Maté shoots fast and always to the point as he drives his protagonist through endless doorways and rooms which are like trapdoors and boxes in an accelerating nightmare.
David Cornelius
April 8, 2005
It stands as one of the finest of the post-war B thrillers.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 7, 2004
Features a murder victim who acts as a detective to solve his own murder.
Full Review | Original Score: A+

TV Guide
July 30, 2003
A clever ruse for suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
January 17, 2003
Crafty, potent little noir.
| Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Contains one of the cleverest noir concepts ever. A great film.
| Original Score: 5/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
July 1, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
June 3, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 22, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
January 9, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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