The Night Manager: Miniseries Reviews

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April 21, 2016
Get ready for a tantalizing game of cat and mouse.
April 20, 2016
Boasts feature-caliber production values, with Tom Hiddleston making a strong impression as a very James Bond-ian gentleman spy.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
April 20, 2016
No matter how calm Pine appeared to be in his scenes with Roper, the tension was taut.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 20, 2016
The Night Manager isn't going to be for those who seek the thrills and massive set pieces of a James Bond film, but it will appeal to those who like to linger over a pot of slowly simmering tension a la The Americans.
April 20, 2016
The Night Manager is so much more than a story built on spy craft, though, as it seamlessly weaves in fantastic bits of character backgrounds, and takes the time to really explore Roper's gilded world built upon a mound of bones.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 19, 2016
In all this Hiddleston is suave and convincing no matter who he's cozying up to. (With a few more pounds and some intensive ab work, you could imagine him being a worthy James Bond.)
April 19, 2016
If The Night Manager is Tom Hiddleston's audition reel for the role of James Bond, just hand him the franchise already.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 19, 2016
The series is well-made and well-acted throughout, and if it's rarely thrilling, it's also rarely dull.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 19, 2016
It is tense but linear, clearly framed to take full advantage of its stars' strengths and, it must be said, their cross-demographic fan base.
April 19, 2016
The Night Manager is very, very old-school, and that is a great part of its considerable charm and fabulously engaging narrative.
April 19, 2016
The Night Manager is a class act, not only because of the care that has gone into the writing, direction and performances, but in the great respect the creators show to the quality of le Carr's novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 19, 2016
It's so much fun watching the supporting cast that coherence almost seems besides the point.
April 19, 2016
Each weekly episode of The Night Manager will feel too short. But the pleasure is so great that we should probably thank AMC for letting it stretch out over six weeks.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 19, 2016
The six-episode miniseries [is] a tense, taut, and thrilling updated adaptation of spy master John le Carr's 1993 novel of the same name.
April 19, 2016
One secret all good spy dramas share is that they tell stories both universal and utterly specific.
April 19, 2016
There's no denying the excitement of the end product, which pulls viewers along on a strong current of suspense, glamour, and macho regret, and gives us two lead performances worth savoring.
April 19, 2016
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].
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 19, 2016
The Night Manager combines luxurious production with razor-sharp writing, and it's brought to life by a brilliant cast, headed by Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie.
April 19, 2016
Bier-a rare female in the male-dominated field of TV directing-gets all the credit from her cast for giving Le Carr's story such a stylish update.
April 19, 2016
Like much of le Carr's work (and adaptations of it), the action isn't particularly quick to get off the ground, but Hiddleston and Laurie are adeptly cast-particularly Laurie, who imbues Roper with a mix of both charm and monstrosity.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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