The Night Manager: Miniseries (2016)

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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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Air date: Apr 19, 2016
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Air date: Apr 26, 2016
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Air date: May 3, 2016
4
Air date: May 10, 2016
5
Air date: May 17, 2016
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Air date: May 24, 2016

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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 (61) | Top Critics (25)

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…
Top Critic

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…
Top Critic

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…

(Hugh Laurie's and Tom Hiddleston's) performances have a gold-standard feel to them, in that you can't imagine anyone else as either character.

Feb 22, 2016 | 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

½

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.

SylvesterK

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½

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.

MohetN

Super Reviewer

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.

PatrickW

Super Reviewer

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