Dead or Alive: Final Reviews

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.
November 29, 2002
Plods along, minus the twisted humor and eye-popping visuals that have made Miike ... a cult hero.
November 26, 2002
Scene-by-scene, things happen, but you'd be hard-pressed to say what or why.
November 13, 2018
Final is a fitting capper to the trilogy
April 16, 2017
Takashi Miike's insane, ridiculous, intangibly haunting gangster flicks receive appropriately rough and lurid transfers, as well as a plumb must-listen of an audio commentary.
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.
August 5, 2004
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.
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
December 1, 2002
Menace lowers at all points, but nothing develops; little is followed through on, and one finally does not care at all.