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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Light Turner
... L
... Mia Sutton
... James Turner
... Ryuk (voice)
... Ryuk
Paul Nakauchi ... Watari
... Kenny Doyle
... Agent Young
... Peltz
Timothy Lambert ... Dr. Norman Ludlam
... Undercover Agent #1
... Undercover Agent #2
... Agent Franks
... Antony Skomal
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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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Also Known As:

Death Note: Il quaderno della morte  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ryuk's manga design is seen in a book Light is reading at the diner. See more »

Goofs

When Light first writes in the Death Note (about 10 minutes in), Ryuk hands him a pen and you hear the distinctive click of a retractable roller-ball pen. Cut to Light writing Kenny's name and hes using a fibretip fine-liner. Then when Light is writing the 'How' hes using a roller-ball again. See more »

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Mia Sutton: Light Turner's heart will stop at midnight.
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The closing credits are written in the same style as the Death Note instructions. See more »

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References American Horror Story (2011) See more »

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Written by Leopold Ross, Ioanna Gika (as Joanna Gikas)
Performed by IO Echo
Courtesy of Iamsound Records
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Skip it and watch the original instead
25 August 2017 | by See 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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