DOA: Dead or Alive
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Legendary Hong Kong action director and choreographer Corey Yuen brings Tecmo's best-selling video-game franchise to the big screen in a martial arts extravaganza featuring an impressive quartet of female fighters including Devon Aoki, Sarah Carter, Jaime Pressly, and Holly Valance. Tina (Pressly), Christie (Valance), Kasumi (Aoki), and Helena (Carter) are four skilled martial artists whose outwardly sexy appearances betray their true lethal natures. When the fearsome females each receive an invitation to take part in an illegal martial arts competition to be staged on a remote Asian… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 34%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Gregory Kirschling, Entertainment Weekly
"There was a time when movies like DOA: Dead or Alive lurked sheepishly at schoolboy height on video store shelves, spines straining to accommodate the charms of their actresses."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Yuen's propensity for impossible computer-generated slow-mo combat action wears thin."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"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."
‑ Josh Rosenblatt, Austin Chronicle
"DOA might as well stand for "Dead on Arrival.""
‑ Brian Marder,
"Quantcast The plot is but an excuse for a series of elaborately choreographed fight sequences featuring a combination of digital and wire work that somehow manages to feel completely fake despite the obvious physical exertions of its well-trained cast."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Charlie's Angels, Survivor, American Gladiators and Girls Gone Wild are just some of the bad influences on Hong Kong action director Corey Yuen's laughably silly adaptation of the video game DOA: Dead or Alive."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"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"
‑ Prairie Miller, WBAI Web Radio
"It's all about as thrilling as watching the countryside whiz by in the car."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"DOA is a bad, cheesy and cheap production that nevertheless has enough goofy appeal to warrant watching with your buddies..."
‑ Stax, IGN Movies
"DOA was the right title for this, acronym-bending or not."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"While the teen target audience may be convinced that this is exciting, the rest of us will leave the theater exhausted and with brain cells thoroughly fried."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"This film knows its genre and its audience."
‑ Joe Lozito, Big Picture Big Sound
"There is enough masturbation fodder here to keep many 11-year-old kids who have yet to find daddy's porn stash very happy."
‑ Michael Ferraro, Film Threat
"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."
‑ James Diers, E! Online
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