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Year
1988
Runtime
96 min.
Directors
Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton
Genres
Thriller, Mystery
Rating *
6.1
Votes *
7,266
Checks
403
Favs
10
Dislikes
11
Favs/checks
2.5% (1:40)
Favs/dislikes
1:1
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  1. nbats's avatar

    nbats

    https://youtu.be/oMr6xUZnvXo 2 months 1 week ago
  2. chunkylefunga's avatar

    chunkylefunga

    Not really worth watching. 10 years 6 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    D.O.A. (1949) is a noir thriller with such an interesting premise - a poisoned man tries to solve his own murder before he dies - that it's been remade (1988's version with Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan, for example) or completely reimagined (one might mention Crank here) several times since. But the premise is certainly better than the execution. Despite a great opener, D.O.A. had trouble grabbing me because of its early "she's gorgeous" whistle sound effect every time we see a beautiful woman, then keeping me with its complicated plot and uneven melodramatic acting. One saving grace is Neville Brand's thug, obsessed with shooting someone in the gut... Creepy AF and nightmarishly shot. Unfortunately, it comes a bit too late, and I might have given up on the film after the third scene in a row when the hero (Edmond O'Brien) barged into a woman's room to question her abusively. The repetition is clunky at best, silly at worst. I can see why D.O.A. is remembered today, but not necessarily why it should be WELL remembered. 4 years 12 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #663 in TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films
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