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Death Note (2017)

TV-MA | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 25 August 2017 (USA)
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A high school student named Light Turner discovers a mysterious notebook that has the power to kill anyone whose name is written within its pages, and launches a secret crusade to rid the world of criminals.

Director:

Adam Wingard

Writers:

Charley Parlapanides (screenplay by) (as Charles Parlapanides), Vlas Parlapanides (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nat Wolff ... Light Turner
LaKeith Stanfield ... L (as Keith Stanfield)
Margaret Qualley ... Mia Sutton
Shea Whigham ... James Turner
Willem Dafoe ... Ryuk (voice)
Jason Liles ... Ryuk
Paul Nakauchi ... Watari
Jack Ettlinger Jack Ettlinger ... Kenny Doyle
Matthew Kevin Anderson ... Agent Young
Chris Britton ... Peltz
Timothy Lambert Timothy Lambert ... Dr. Norman Ludlam
Kwesi Ameyaw ... Undercover Agent #1
Justin Stone ... Undercover Agent #2
Christian Sloan ... Agent Franks
Artin John ... Antony Skomal
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Storyline

Light Turner, a bright student, stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Soon, the student-turned-vigilante finds himself pursued by a famous detective known only by the alias L. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese | Spanish

Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Note: Il quaderno della morte See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 25 mins) Mia says the Death Note can "change the world". This is a homage to Death Note: L Change the World (2008) See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 17 mins) When "L" is chasing Light Turner through the diner, he jumps up and runs along the counter. One can clearly see "L" slips and is about to fall on his butt; however, it switches to a different camera angle and he has not fallen but is still running. See more »

Quotes

Ryuk: You think I'm some dog, Light? You can just snap your fingers and I'll come running?
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the closing credits, Ryuk can be heard laughing. See more »


Soundtracks

Reckless (Don't Be So...)
Written by James Reyne (as James Michael Reyne)
Performed by Australian Crawl
Courtesy of EMI Music Australia
Under license from Universal MUsic Enterprises
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Skip it and watch the original instead
25 August 2017 | by BeyondEternitySee all my reviews

As a fan of the original Death Note anime I am very disappointed in this film. It was poorly acted, horribly paced, and the drama felt more edgy than composed. The characters personalities were completely changed to the point where I didn't see why they even bothered maintaining the original names and The events of the story were changed so drastically I forgot that I was watching Death Note. In the original anime both L and Light were very calm and rational in how they made each decision, creating a suspenseful psychological drama, but in the film both of them do things that were very out of character and essentially made no sense. Overall this felt very rushed and poorly directed, I wouldn't be surprised if the director had never even heard of the original anime before doing this film.


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