DOA: Dead or Alive Synopsis
Based on the video game.
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L.A. Weekly

Praise be to director Corey Yuen (The Transporter) for delivering one of the year's purest entertainments -- the best butt-kicking PG-13...
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Entertainment Weekly

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.
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The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Free of blood, bruises and visible trauma, DOA revels in its fakery. And though the film presents more exuberant female flesh than hiring...
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Film Threat

Sure, the dialogue is absolutely atrocious, the acting sucks, Eric Roberts is a co-star, the action is lame and the fighting is boring. But...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The action has more to do with digital effects than true martial artistry, and is targeted squarely at adolescent boys too young to rent...
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By Joe Leydon
So insubstantial that it practically evaporates on screen.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
"Charlie's Angels," "Survivor," "American Gladiators" and "Girls Gone Wild" are just some of the bad influences on Hong Kong action...
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Austin Chronicle

A piece of garbage and the best argument for reading books since the first pop-up appeared.
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A fun movie that captures the basic essence of the series it's based off of

By Victorysabre
Not a great movie, not a great interpretation of the game it's named after, but it's fun. My wife and I are both fans of the game series, and once we stopped watching it as "This is so not how the...

its out on dvd

By rubenkalath
this movie is out on dvd, why in the world would you go to the theaters to watch it. its not even a good movie. pretty boring and pointless....

If you like hot girls kicking ass

By SXE32
If you like to see hot girls wearing skimpy outfits kicking mucho ass, go see this movie. If you expect great acting, an engaging plot, or something that would make you actually think, did you not...

Best Movie Ever??

By coulditbealex
Come on guys, you know you want to see this movie. Top 5 reasons to see it...


By Nybadass50
DOA: Dead or Alive isn't the greatest movie made, but it isn't the worst either, this is one of those movies you either love or hate. With a weak plot, great martial arts fighting and the beautiful...


By timmay0000
one of the worst movies in existence, and possibly the worst videogame based movie. plot makes no since....casting makes no sense....action not even that good. it just bad and a waste of money. I...

Finally; an accurate game to movie port.

By HyperChopper
DOA the movie was awesome. If you are a DOA fan it’s a must see. Unlike other video game ports they didn’t mess this one up. Because of this it may be hard for non DOA fans to appreciate, so if you...

Surprising (if you hold an open mind)

By Laughing Wolf
I went into this with no expectations except to see competent choreography and attractive women. I was surprised by the quality of the action, first off, titillated by the ladies (and pleased they...

If you played....

If you played this game...then you must go, you will enjoy the movie because it's funny to see your favorite character in real life really fighting instead of him / her being animated. Plot sucks,...

Kung-Fu Mania!!!

By JeromyL
hey, if you like Kung-Fu... forget the plot...just enjoy the action!!!!!...

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For pervasive martial arts and action violence, some sexuality and nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Sexed-up game adaptation is heavy on bikinis.
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