The Night Of: Miniseries (2016)

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Critic Consensus: The Night Of is a richly crafted, exquisitely performed mystery that will keep viewers enthralled and leave them devastated.

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Air date: Jul 10, 2016
2
Air date: Jul 17, 2016
3
Air date: Jul 24, 2016
4
Air date: Jul 31, 2016
5
Air date: Aug 7, 2016
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Air date: Aug 14, 2016
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Air date: Aug 21, 2016
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Air date: Aug 28, 2016

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The crime-drama series delves deeply into the intricate story of a murder case, its investigation and the subsequent trial. Naz (Riz Ahmed) is a college student living in New York who, after a night of sex and drugs, wakes up next to a dead woman with no recollection of what happened. The police later find the murder weapon in his pocket, so he is arrested and sent to Rikers Island. The rest of the first season follows several plot lines all linked to the murder case: Naz's life in prison isn't easy, but he gains the friendship and protection of an influential inmate, Freddy (Michael Kenneth Williams); John Stone (John Turturro) is appointed as Naz's lawyer, and he encounters several roadblocks in his pursuit of the truth; Detective Box (Bill Camp) is in charge of the investigation, and soon finds out that the case is not as open-and-shut as he thought.

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All Critics (85) | Top Critics (37)

The Night Of is certainly HBO's most electrifying series since the original True Detective, and one of the biggest and most intricate.

Aug 5, 2016 | Full Review…

A show like this one is so busy saying something about the justice system and the prison-industrial complex that it rarely has a moment to consider that one of the injustices here is that a person was killed.

Jul 25, 2016 | Full Review…
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Forgive the misdemeanors and focus on the knowing minutiae and stellar performances, both of which are enough to make "Night" another must-see program.

Jul 8, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Familiarity doesn't make The Night Of any less involving, though, in large part because of Ahmed's charismatic and sympathetic performance as Naz.

Jul 8, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A gripping collision of race, religion, justice, incarceration and violence wrapped into a modern-day murder mystery, The Night Of may be the best limited series HBO has pulled off since the first season of True Detective.

Jul 8, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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This is HBO's best "limited series" since Angels in America, which in 2004 won all of the major Emmy awards in its category.

Jul 8, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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The Night Of didn't invent anthologies, but it's fair to credit its success with helping propel the form to its current heights.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The storytelling is suspenseful and cinematic; the characters complex and layered, with plot twists and turns that will keep viewers guessing throughout each of the eight episodes.

Jun 25, 2018 | Full Review…

From start to finish, The Night Of thrived on the strength of its actors, particularly Ahmed and Turturro.

Jun 25, 2018 | Rating: 8.9/10 | Full Review…

This is the best thing I've ever seen Turturro do, and that's saying something.

Jun 25, 2018 | Full Review…

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