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DOA: Dead or Alive Reviews

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May 18, 2018
The film is pure trash and the film knows it. The film is enjoyable to watch for both PLOT and the plot. Give it a go and lower your expectations, it is surprisingly good
September 17, 2017
i wanna see it even though i know it will suck..
September 9, 2017
I admit to watching this hot mess for one reason, Jamie Pressley who I'd watch in anything. There's no logical plot, the fight scenes and poorly choreographed and the "humor" drops like lead balloons. I don't even think fans of the video game series would find this film worth watching.
August 6, 2017
Nonsense. The cheesy acting and ridiculous plot go hand in hand and there is really no saving either. There is the bonus of some great eye candy but this can only go so far. The fights are silly but fairly entertaining, all of them delivered as deliberate set pieces so as to almost underline that this is a video game movie.
The dialogue is truly aweful and completely over saturated with one liners. Any attempts from the cast to give the script any emotional credibility is lost as there is just bo point. The action is very heavy on the slo-mo and unfortunately this did start to detract from some otherwise slick fight choreography.
There is an awesome opener for Holly Valance's character involving a gun and a bra that promises a slicker, cooler film ahead.. but the end result it is just too cheesy to pull it off.
This would be a one star review..but I'm adding an extra half star for creative fights and hot women.
½ August 2, 2017
even though it's a video game movie & it's hated I actuly enjoyed it 7 out of 10
June 14, 2017
While it does capture the ideal theme and atmosphere from the games, Dead or Alive is burdened with an emphasis on sexuality especially from the main characters, blatantly obvious special effects, and the fact that it actually lasts only 75 Minutes without credits. The movie could've benefitted from at least 10-20 minutes of anything that would make sense, along with a better storyline that doesn't rely on Mortal Kombat-esque action.
May 25, 2017
If you see sexy girls wearing bikinis and kicking asses I don't think there's nothing wrong with that!. -_- Superb action video game adaptation for me!. And it is so much better than Charlie's Angels; Full Throttle!. -_-
April 14, 2017
cheesy, clichà (C)d and a big guilty pleasure ;-)
½ December 3, 2016
A decent game adaptation. Great martial arts and Holly Vallance in the buff.
November 30, 2016
Hot half naked women is a rousing, I must confess, but that isn't enough to waste my precious time and money on something like this!
½ October 6, 2016
Ridiculous video game adaptation that gets Eric Roberts back in his martial arts gear and gives a reminder of Holly Valance's "clever girl" status.
½ July 2, 2016
No matter how many times I see this movie, I always have fun with it. As a long time fan of the video game series, I really appreciate how much it tried to be faithful to it. Sure they changed a few things, and it doesn't take itself seriously at all. Apparently most audiences did, because they bash this movie like crazy. Oh well, as far as video game movies go, this is one of my favorites. Too many haters.
May 15, 2016
Unlike most video game adaptations, Dead or alive captures the goofy but somewhat sexist tone of it's source material. Unfortunately it could prove to be a major turn off for most audiences.
½ March 6, 2016
Underrated. It's a fun action movie that doesn't take itself too seriously and doesn't drag on forever with talky bits. A breath of fresh air in a film world that thinks the only people we want to see kicking ass are old grizzled white dudes.
February 13, 2016
Never a fan of the games. The hot girls make me interested though. GOGOGO
January 18, 2016
Not a good movie.

If you're looking for a fun trashy fight movie. Look no further.
December 29, 2015
Cuties fighting? Bring it on!
½ November 13, 2015
like postal, dead or alive is very controversial when it come to its portrail of women but noth the lest it's a very good action film and a guilty pleasure to many.
July 27, 2015
It's entertaining enough. It's no "Mortal Kombat" when it comes to its tone (in fact, it's surprisingly fluffy), but definitely not as bad as critics made it out to be. I think the reason why I kind of enjoyed this film is that my expectations were really low. I mainly wanted to see characters fight for the hell of it (profound reasons or otherwise) and I got just that. This movie could've been better if there were gore, a more menacing villain, and a darker tone. It's too tongue-and-cheek for its own good and I must admit that I did roll my eyes more than five times throughout the whole film because some characters are too cartoony. Still, it's an enjoyable piece of junk. If you're remotely interested in watching it, I won't stop you.
½ May 11, 2015
Watch instead of playing Street Fighter.
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