The Night Manager: Miniseries (2016)

The Night Manager

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The Night Manager's smart writing and riveting story are elevated all the more by Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston's captivating performances.



Critic Ratings: 65


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Air date: Apr 19, 2016

Part 1 of 6. Hotel night manager Jonathan Pine receives a plea for help from a well-connected guest. His actions draw him into the world of Richard Roper, a businessman and arms dealer.

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Air date: Apr 26, 2016

Part 2 of 6. On the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, Roper's life of luxury and calm is shattered. Six months earlier, Burr continues her recruitment of Pine.

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Air date: May 3, 2016

Part 3 of 6. Pine starts to dig up secrets about other members of Roper's household. Meanwhile, Burr and Steadman seize an opportunity to recruit a new asset.

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Air date: May 10, 2016

Part 4 of 6. Roper welcomes Pine into his inner circle, leaving Corky out in the cold. Meanwhile, Burr worries about the safety of her source after suspecting a leak.

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Air date: May 17, 2016

Part 5 of 6. Roper's suspicions lead him to round up his entourage in an effort to flush out the traitor, forcing Pine into participating in a dangerous game. In London, Burr and Steadman face mounting opposition.

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Air date: May 24, 2016

Conclusion. Roper and his team return to Cairo for the deal; and Pine risks it all to put his plan in motion. Meanwhile, a discredited Burr makes one last stand.

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Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston), a former British soldier turned night manager in a luxury hotel in Cairo, ends up in possession of confidential documents about illegal weapon trades, and turns them into the International Enforcement Agency in London. A few years later, while working in Switzerland, he is recruited by Angela Burr (Olivia Colman), an intelligence officer who's investigating Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie), a corrupt businessman with ties to the secret arms trade. While trying to infiltrate Roper's organization, Pine has to deal with his attraction for Roper's girlfriend Jed (Elizabeth Debicki), his constant disagreement with Roper's associate Corkoran (Tom Hollander), and the fact that the whole operation is being kept secret from parts of the intelligence agency for fear of being shut down. The spy drama is based on the novel of the same name by John le Carré.

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Critic Reviews for The Night Manager Miniseries

All Critics (65) | Top Critics (28)

Jonathan Pine doesn't shoot bad guys, and the one fistfight he gets into with multiple people, he loses badly. Instead, Pine is the most charming, intelligent, seductive spy on television.

Nov 26, 2019 | Full Review…
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The production and performances really do deserve such adulation, but the miniseries itself feels like a rather by-the-book spy story - which, notably, it is; an acknowledgment that means even more when you consider the author of said book is [Carre].

Apr 19, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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What remains is the heart of the matter: A cat-and-mouse game in which the "The Pounce" moves in slow motion - and in both directions.

Apr 18, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The real le Carré unreels here, with savvy updates (re-gendering the book's male spy boss) strengthening his nail-biting storytelling and ever keen focus on the toxic bureaucracy behind even the most opulent intrigue.

Apr 18, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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The Night Manager stands tall as a stand-alone gem that elevates the cat-and-mouse game without ever entrapping itself. Bravo. Pip pip. All that stuff.

Apr 18, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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In AMC's thoroughly enjoyable miniseries The Night Manager, Laurie, with a healthy tan and clear blue eyes, is perfectly beguiling and chilling as a billionaire arms dealer selling everything from guns to napalm during the Arab spring.

Apr 18, 2016 | Full Review…

Totally over-the-top and melodramatic - laughably so at times - but hugely enjoyable and entertaining. I really looked forward to it each week, as it makes for perfect Sunday night viewing - a sumptuous bit of fluff to envelope yourself in.

Jul 1, 2020 | Full Review…

From the first few minutes, Director Susanne Bier and Writers Le Carre and David Farr draw the audience in and keeps us captivated with an enthralling tale.

Sep 26, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The Night Manager is so respectful of its chosen genre as to occasionally verge on parody.

Sep 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The Night Manager is almost doggedly devoted to showing its steps, but that just makes the payoff feel earned.

Jul 31, 2018 | Full Review…

It's implausibilities are neatly disguised by screenwriter David Farr and Danish director Susanne Bier... She earns vivid work from the whole cast and vastly improves the book's sexual politics.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

he director Susanne Bier films Hiddleston and his many damsels in distress as if they were in a perfume commercial... [Full review in Spanish]

Dec 29, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Night Manager: Miniseries

  • Nov 07, 2020
    I enjoyed that a lot! The scenery was lovely too!
  • Sep 14, 2020
    Smart script, sexy and solid acting, visually gorgeous -- The Night Manager hits all the right storytelling notes. Highly recommended.
  • Jul 16, 2020
    Hated the forced romance. The heretofore smart guy falls for dumb lady and then makes bad decisions trope is distracting and cringe-inducing. So many good actors; such a damaged script. T
  • Jun 26, 2020
    Though not always easy on the eyes, The Night Manager‘s tense atmosphere and phenomenal writing accentuate the series' high notes. It's a definite must-see for those who are patient. The classic British slow-burn comes in hot over the course of its 6 episodes, raging up to an explosive climax that is living proof that Hugh Laurie's versatility is unrivalled in the television industry —- and Tom Hiddleston is much more than the marvel villain that birthed him. Iroh's grade: B
  • May 19, 2020
    Meh, it had potential. A bit too pulply and predictable. But, with better execution and plotting, it could have been a lot better.
  • May 18, 2020
    AWESOME -one of the best show on TV
  • May 13, 2020
    There are moments of brilliant writing, acting and political subtext in The Night Manager. It's a tumultuous covert drama that fits as much as it can into a six-episode run. When all is said and done, however, none of it is particularly memorable and what essentially remains is Tom Hiddleston's bland James Bond audition. Yes, he also orders a vodka martini...
  • Apr 14, 2020
    absolute masaterpiece
  • Mar 22, 2020
    Really one of my favourite mini-series - thank you AMC & Tom & Hugh, for this :)
  • Jan 06, 2020
    Really enjoyed the Night Manager. It's a thrilling series with an excellent cast. A must watch!

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