Death Note Reviews

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August 31, 2017
Netflix's Death Note fails Asian-Americans in the more mundane way that most Hollywood releases continue to .
August 28, 2017
Director Adam Wingard has robbed Death Note of its identity, messing up nearly everything that made the original series so compelling.
August 25, 2017
The ending will have you switching off your Netflix app in disgust. If you don't die from boredom before you get there.
Top Critic
August 24, 2017
The movie is a bored demon who bores his audience right along with him.
August 24, 2017
At its best, the picture resembles Wingard's sharp-edged 2014 cult movie, "The Guest." More often, it feels like a 100-minute "previously on" montage for a cable TV show.
August 24, 2017
The movie merely delivers a dim dose of ho-hum horror -- one whose demise, by all rights, can be attributed to natural causes.
May 3, 2019
As someone with no previous affections for this series, Wingard drew me into this world; one which, previously, I didn't even care about, that I might like to see more of.
January 18, 2019
It's good for a couple of unintended laughs, all sealed up in a shiny candy wrapper. There's nothing here worth getting angry about, nor is there anything worthy of praise; the resulting film is more of a footnote than a Death Note.
November 16, 2018
This F-grade review has nothing to do with the whitewashing in Death Note and everything to do with being a walking disaster of a film.
November 11, 2018
Adam Wingard's stylish direction and the solid casting do make it more than watchable, but the story and pacing are hampered by an overstuffed plot ...
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