Dead or Alive: Final
Dead or Alive: Final (2002)

DragonBall Z meets Blade Runner meets a William S. Burroughs head trip in this hallucinogenic sci-fi flick directed by Takashi Miike. It is set in the year 2346 in the city-state of Yokohama, which has become thoroughly sinocized in the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 29, 2002
DVD Release Date: November 25, 2003
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Holden
New York Times

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.

Anton Bitel

a disappointing lo-fi sci-fi closer to an excellent trilogy - even if its climactic sequence is one of Miike's ballsiest.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Menace lowers at all points, but nothing develops; little is followed through on, and one finally does not care at all.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Plods along, minus the twisted humor and eye-popping visuals that have made Miike ... a cult hero.

Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

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.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide

Though the violence is far less sadistic than usual, the film is typical Miike: fast, furious and full of off-the-cuff imaginative flourishes.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Scene-by-scene, things happen, but you'd be hard-pressed to say what or why.

Jason Clark
Premiere Magazine

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

Bilge Ebiri

Although some viewers will not be able to stomach so much tongue-in-cheek weirdness, those who do will have found a cult favorite to enjoy for a lifetime.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Cassandra Maples
OK, this doesn't compare to the explosive tempo of the first part's opening sequence; nor to its visual shock value; nor, for that matter, to the… More
Christopher Brown
Great conclusion to an amazing trilogy. A sci-fi take on the DOA theme, with the roles from the original reversed, but the characters morals somewhat stay the… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
A lot better from what i was expecting, considering that must people don't give a lot of credit to this one. It's a nice spoof of sci/fi concepts. A… More
El Hombre Invisible
While not as fast-moving as earlier Miike thrillers like Shinjuku Triad Society, Dead or Alive: Final does pick up the pace from its two predecessors, and… More