Dead or Alive: Final - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Dead or Alive: Final Reviews

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Christopher Null
August 5, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Fox
TV Guide
November 29, 2002
Though the violence is far less sadistic than usual, the film is typical Miike: fast, furious and full of off-the-cuff imaginative flourishes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bilge Ebiri
November 29, 2002
Although some viewers will not be able to stomach so much tongue-in-cheek weirdness, those who do will have found a cult favorite to enjoy for a lifetime.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Top Critic
Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 29, 2002
Alternating between facetious comic parody and pulp melodrama, this smart-aleck movie ... tosses around some intriguing questions about the difference between human and android life.
| Original Score: 3/5
Anton Bitel
June 12, 2007
a disappointing lo-fi sci-fi closer to an excellent trilogy - even if its climactic sequence is one of Miike's ballsiest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
December 10, 2002
Stripped of Miike's usual flourishes, Final is an ugly-looking and often listless affair that only occasionally recaptures the entertaining insanity of the first film.
Jason Clark
Premiere Magazine
December 3, 2002
The film seems all but destined to pop up on a television screen in the background of a scene in a future Quentin Tarantino picture
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
December 1, 2002
Menace lowers at all points, but nothing develops; little is followed through on, and one finally does not care at all.
Top Critic
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
November 29, 2002
Plods along, minus the twisted humor and eye-popping visuals that have made Miike ... a cult hero.
| Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
November 26, 2002
Scene-by-scene, things happen, but you'd be hard-pressed to say what or why.
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