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DOA: Dead or Alive

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Edwin Yuen

DOA: Dead or Alive

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
90 minutes
Wide Release Date:
06/15/07
performer:
Devon Aoki, Jaime Pressly, Sarah Carter
director:
Corey Yuen
distributor:
Dimension Films
author:
Adam Gross, Seth Gross, J.F. Lawton
genre:
ActionAdventure

We gave it a B

In her opening scene as a beer-drinking ”superstar pro wrestler” in an American-flag bikini top, a barefoot Jaime Pressly (My Name is Earl) impressively karate-kicks Asian hijackers off her yacht. Embarrassing? No, funny. 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. Director Cory Yuen has midair slo-mo kicking down cold, and Eric Roberts — his villain hair done up in three shades of grey — gives good Eric Robertsian spin to lines like ”I like her….musculature!”

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