D.O.A. (1950)

"I want to report a murder...mine." So begins D.O.A. Told in flashback, the story tells of how vacationing CPA Frank Bigelow (Edmond O'Brien) becomes the recipient of a deadly poison known as iridium. Told by a doctor that he… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 30, 1950
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cole Smithey

[VIDEO ESSAY] A high-concept movie before there was such a thing, "D.O.A." foreshadowed the poisoning of (possibly) Yasser Arafat and (definitely) Alexander Litvinenko - via polonium-210 - by a half-century.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Rudolph Maté's seminal thriller rapidly decomposes into a campy, confusing bore.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Crafty, potent little noir.

Fernando F. Croce

Sweltering Borgesian fantasy

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David Cornelius

It stands as one of the finest of the post-war B thrillers.

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Scott Weinberg

Contains one of the cleverest noir concepts ever. A great film.

Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Apesar de determinados elementos que não envelheceram bem (como as referências na trilha às paqueras do herói), tem uma premissa fascinante que consegue gerar boa dose de suspense.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Features a murder victim who acts as a detective to solve his own murder.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
"I want to report a murder." "Who was murdered?" "I was." One of the great "grabber" openings in movie history… More
xGary Xx
Directed by a cinematographer, and it shows. One of the best looking noirs filmed in high contrast black and white, and Edmond O'Brien is interestingly… More
Randy Tippy
Frank Bigelow is an accountant living on borrowed time. Someone has slipped luminous toxin into his bourbon and now he has just a few days to solve his own… More
Michael Gildea
It's always fun to watch a character with nothing left to lose in action.
AJ Verser
An extremely exciting, suspenseful movie, a really good movie.
Stephen Earnest
Age has done a real number on it, but "D.O.A." still stands as one of the great B noirs. Edmond O'Brien is pitch-perfect as Frank Bigelow, a man… More