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DOA: Dead or Alive Reviews

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Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
This film knows its genre and its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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
James Diers
E! Online
June 18, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Scott Weinberg
June 17, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kam Williams
Denver Urban Spectrum
June 17, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Kevin Carr
Film School Rejects
June 15, 2007
D.O.A.: Dead or Alive can easily be described as 'Hot chicks kicking ass in string bikinis.' And there's nothing wrong with that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dave White
June 15, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 14, 2007
Unquestionably brain-dead, but also a great example of unpretentious, second-gear celluloid, generated quickly, cheaply -- and for the fun of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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.
Brian Orndorf
June 7, 2007
D.O.A. is meant to be a high-flying, low-cut, bloody-knuckled diversion, not a Eugene O'Neill adaptation. The picture gets the bone-breaking footage just right.
Full Review | Original Score: B
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
May 28, 2007
It's got hot babes in bikinis kung-fu fighting - what more do you want of a movie?
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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.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 23, 2006
Yes, this is a genuinely terrible film. But it's also good fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Matthew Turner
September 23, 2006
If you're a 15 year old boy, this stands every chance of becoming your favourite film in the entire world. At the very least it's the best movie adaptation of a video game so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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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.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Yuen's propensity for impossible computer-generated slow-mo combat action wears thin.
| Original Score: 2/5
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
September 12, 2007
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
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Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
June 30, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
June 25, 2007
It's all about as thrilling as watching the countryside whiz by in the car.
Michael Ferraro
Film Threat
June 23, 2007
There is enough masturbation fodder here to keep many 11-year-old kids who have yet to find daddy's porn stash very happy.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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