Critic Consensus: The Night Manager's smart writing and riveting story are elevated all the more by Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston's captivating performances.
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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].
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.
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.
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.
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.
Audience Reviews for The Night Manager: Miniseries
Laurie and Tovey were great but Hiddleston is a terrible cast, why is he still getting roles? He can't act. The story itself was quite average but written well.
It was a miniseries, so they had to end it. Although the story is not unique in itself involving a secret service planted mole taking down an arms dealer and his network. Hugh Laurie is again at his best. Tom Hiddleston as an ex-army man, now working as a Night Manager in a Cairo Hotel, hence the title. The series has many references to Ian Fleming's Bond, where particularly Mr Hiddleston aka Mr Pine and his many aliases, asks, "Vodka Martini" while playing Roulette in a Casino, for a second I thought this was some sort of dry-run for Mr. Hiddleston to play James Bond, he may deny it, but he is secretly deep-down quite excited about the prospect of taking on the baton from Mr Craig, in his support, who isn't, even Gillian Anderson has thrown her hat in the ring. However, in my opinion he should stick with his brilliant portrayal of Loki in Marvel's Thor. The locales are good, and with the current time. They have taken us to Cairo, Madrid, Istanbul, and other strife torn areas. It was good one time watch, and I don't think so the show's producer, one of whom is the sons of John le Carre will be reviewing it for another season.
The story is very interesting as Tom Hiddleston has to somehow get into the good graces of arms dealer Hugh Laurie. The tension and suspense are very well done and the performances of Laurie and Hiddleston were amazing. Definitely watch this miniseries if you can. Not your typical "spy espionage" thriller.
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