Death Note (Desu nto)
Death Note (Desu nto) (2007)

Released into Japanese theaters in 2006, director Shusuke Kaneko's stylish adaptation of the best selling manga quickly trampled The Da Vinci Code on Japanese screens and subsequently and set box office records in Hong Kong and all… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 17, 2007
DVD Release Date: November 20, 2007
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly

The combatants' mano-a-mano gamesmanship has such pulpy inventiveness that your inner fan-boy will most assuredly rejoice.

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Luke Y. Thompson
OC Weekly

It's like Infernal Affairs/The Departed crossed with Devilman, Primal Fear and Drop Dead Fred. If that combination doesn't scream "Watch me!" to you, well, you're wrong.

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Jamie Russell

Fiendishly unusual, it's an offbeat time-waster that genre fans will definitely want to make a note of.

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Time Out

Towards the end things grow darker and more complex, leading to a satisfyingly emotive and unresolved finale and leaving the door wide for the inevitable and welcome sequel.

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Beth Accomando

If you love good story telling, an intricate plot, cute young Japanese stars, and a punky shinigami, you won't find a film better than Death Note... unless it's Death Note 2.

Ross Bennett
Empire Magazine

Inspired in places, it unfortunately plods for most of the run time.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

An entertaining, creepy, and beautifully written horror film...

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Brian Chen

In thinking about what I'd do with a Death Note... I'd probably write my own name in the notebook while watching this movie.

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Anton Bitel

while Death Note may boast what is in every sense a killer concept, it's rather blandly directed, repetitive, over-explained and overlong

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Stephen M
Disgusted with the way that criminals perpetually seem to escape justice, Light Yagami, a brilliant law student, turns vigilante when he stumbles upon a magic… More
KJ Proulx
Staying true to the original series in almost every single aspect, "Death Note," the live action film, succeeds both as a homage to it's source… More
Lewis C.
Light, a very intelligent law school student in Japan who's grown frustrated and disillusioned with the inefficiencies and limitations of the legal system,… More
Zach Brehany
The beauty of DEATH NOTE is not how the mythology of Japanese Death Gods (Shinigami) is represented, but how this film takes an original concept from a… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
You have a clever premise, full of potential to explore the morals and ethics of deciding over the lifes of others. What do you do? You put the most annoying… More

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