DOA: Dead or Alive 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 )… DOA: Dead or Alive 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 )… 2007-06-15 PG-13 PT90M Action/Adventure Devon Aoki Jaime Pressly Sarah Carter Dimension Films
Movie Review

DOA: Dead or Alive (2007)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Image credit: Edwin Yuen
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jun 15, 2007; Rated: PG-13; Length: 90 Minutes; Genre: Action/Adventure; With: Devon Aoki and Jaime Pressly; Distributor: Dimension Films

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!''

Originally posted Jun 20, 2007 Published in issue #941-942 Jun 29, 2007 Order article reprints