I really couldn't have been more disappointed with this take on Death Note. Netflix really ruined it for me. I will say that at least, Ryuk, was done very well. He was scary, and played perfectly by William Dafoe. They portrayed Ryuk as a very evil entity, even more so than the manga/anime.

Light was not the cold and calculating sociopath he should have been, he was instead a weak and inconsistent coward. 

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L was corny and much less strong-willed than his anime counter.

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The movie overall felt rushed, and as much as I like the idea of a anime-turned-live-action, it rarely seems to work out.