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  1. Charlotte Auger's rating of the film Dead or Alive

    Film comique par son outrance

  2. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Dead or Alive

  3. msmichel's rating of the film Dead or Alive

    The opening montage is the most impressive thing about Miike's first 'Dead or Alive' film. For all the film's depravity and mondo ending the overall feeling watching this one was boredom. A terrible performance by Riki Takeuchi only adds to the problems. Miike has made some very impressive films over the years...this isn't one of them.

  4. Nick Schwab's rating of the film Dead or Alive

    It's sad that the opening sequence where we know zero about any character or have a context for the action is more interesting than the proceeding 'actual' storytelling. When it's without action and strangeness, Miike loses his footing. Despite Lynchian moments and the brilliantly staged action scenes, they come too sporadically, while the film lacks in momentum to be good trash, and in intellect to be anything but.

  5. Leroy Martin's rating of the film Dead or Alive

    an extra star for that ending

  6. Bob's rating of the film Dead or Alive

    It seems like an intentional mess that takes action, family drama, pornography and mashes them together, but each segment feels disjointed and not fully developed. Because of that, indifference is the main impression that is given until the end. And then, everything changes to something for which "larger than life" comes of as an understatement. One can wonder what would it be if the rest of the movie was like that.

  7. qw0aszx's rating of the film Dead or Alive

    Now that's how you end a movie!

  8. Christopher M. Jones's rating of the film Dead or Alive

    Miike I love your movies more than life itself you fucking criminally insane piece of shit

  9. David R Williams's rating of the film Dead or Alive

    Like John Woo overdosed on methamphetamine and then cranked it up to 11.

  10. Nick Potter's rating of the film Dead or Alive

    The opening is incredibly exciting and the finale is gonzo bonkers, but the middle got a bit mundane and dropped the pace. The last ten minutes or so are an entirely different movie.

  11. drlurl's rating of the film Dead or Alive

    Those familiar with Takashi Miike's controversial reputation for extreme violence will feel at home here, as will those familiar with his highly esteemed track record. NOT based on the popular video games, Dead Or Alive is a crime drama set in the underground world of the Yakuza, a crime syndicate which feature prominently in the film. Those who enjoy deftly-crafted violence will love it, right down to the ending.

  12. Fab S's rating of the film Dead or Alive

    Le premier épisode n'atteint pas le niveau de sa trilogie précédente "triade à Tokyo". Bon divertissement

  13. Monkey Flix's rating of the film Dead or Alive

    The first eight minutes is an intense, balls-to-the-wall firehose of visual chaos. If you make it through that, then you've got a mostly-conventional cops and yakuza caper, with scattered moments of shock and disgust. Then in the last ten minutes, the movie goes completely over the top. Don't analyze it. Just sit back and accept it. Rules don't apply in a Takashi Miike film.

  14. Shane Ewen's rating of the film Dead or Alive

    Chaotic, disorganized, under explained plot and great fun. Miike in a nutshell.

  15. Superfrog's rating of the film Dead or Alive

    Tried the first 12 minutes and from 1:25 approach to the film suggested by others. Works pretty well like this.

  16. Pango's rating of the film Dead or Alive

    One of the most WTF ending of all time. The rest of the film is hardly bearable, and at times too gross for anyone taste.

  17. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film Dead or Alive

    Brash and ballsy, this is a film that showcases both the best and worst of Takashi Miike. It's nasty, audacious, and quite bonkers.

  18. M3gatr0oN82's rating of the film Dead or Alive

    chaotic, the closest i have seen from bringing in a movie the atmosphere of a manga without lookin goofy

  19. iinda's rating of the film Dead or Alive

    That starting sequence...

  20. Zachariah Rigby's rating of the film Dead or Alive

    I think it's slightly unfair to criticise this movie for not keeping up the pace after an opening scene like that, but just imagine what it would've been like if it did...

  21. Neil Boothman's rating of the film Dead or Alive

    Watch the first ten minutes for some face melting cinematic madness and then skip to the end for more, you’re not exactly missing anything worth talking about in the hour and twenty between these two points.

  22. Slappy McGee's rating of the film Dead or Alive

    First ten minutes = insanity. Utter insanity. Middle = Pretty mundane with flashes of Lynchian bizarre moments. Last ten minutes = cool as hell. Ridiculousness. Ending = What the hell. Basic Yakuza crime story littered throughout with Miike moments of shocking scenes and images. Not sure they amount to more than just taboo shockers. Miike don't care. He just don't care. He be crazy. Straight up crazy.

  23. saltwater's rating of the film Dead or Alive

    The first and last scenes are the most absurd, hilarious things you'll see in an action flick. The rest is meh.

  24. Richard Tines's rating of the film Dead or Alive

    Nobody else blends perversity and pathos quite like Miike (see the Black Society Trilogy, Audition) and this movie hits both notes shrilly and often superbly, tho the second movie in the trilogy is much, much better, IMO, and for the end, a simple but effective visual metaphor for the characters' emotional apocalypse....

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