D.O.A. (1988)

This 1988 reworking of the 1949 film noir thriller concerns has-been author Dexter Cornell (Dennis Quaid) who became a college professor after several unsuccessful novels. After one of his students is murdered, Cornell is accused of the… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 18, 1988
DVD Release Date: October 14, 2003
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Scott Weinberg

Cannot even stand in the shadow of the 1950 original, but stylish and entertaining all the same.

Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

The "film noir on campus" idea works surprisingly well

Shane Burridge

Enough inventive moments to make it interesting

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

The derivative and often silly screenplay by Charles Edward Pogue doesn't give the actors much to do except wish they never signed on to this sinking ship.

Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

It's not on the same level as the original, but it still manages a few enjoyable twists.

Victoria Alexander

Meg best stuff is behind her.

Clint Morris

Reasonably entertaining, but mostly tired remake

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
Candy Rose
Dennis plays a professor who was poisoned. He has 24 hours to find out who is trying to kill him. Complex plot.
xGary Xx
A reasonable stab at remaking a classic of the noir genre, but the lightweight leads feel more like a couple looking for a wacky rom com than a gritty thriller,… More
Dean McKenna
This remake of a 1949 film noir has Dennis Quaid, given a slow-acting poison, setting out to find his own murderer before it's too late. It is an involving… More
Anthony Valletta
Comparing this music video film noir to body heat is a sin and will be punished by lashings from a wet noodle.
Stuart Brooks
Weird and boring....