Time Out says
Adapted from a popular Japanese TV series (itself inspired by a long running manga), ‘Death Note’ carries a lot of narrative baggage, populated with enigmatic characters and sporting random subplots seemingly unconnected to the main narrative.
But such a history also lends the film weight and confidence, its complex mythology convincingly mapped out. The first half moves at a breakneck pace as Light’s killing spree gathers momentum. But 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.
- Release date:Friday 25 April 2008
- Duration:126 mins
Cast and crew
- Director:Shusuke Kaneko
- Tatsuya Fujiwara
- Ken'ichi Matsuyama
- Asaka Seto
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