The Night Of: Miniseries Reviews

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November 6, 2018
It reveals itself as a story about the difficulty -- and the danger -- of being sure... The Night of is so keen to reject the grammar of the whodunnit that it sets itself at an ironic distance from fiction.
August 7, 2018
The Night Of didn't invent anthologies, but it's fair to credit its success with helping propel the form to its current heights.
June 26, 2018
The worst gap between rigorous style and ridiculous substance fortunately comes early in "The Night Of," which is why I can argue honestly that you should push through it to what comes after.
June 26, 2018
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.
June 25, 2018
What redeemed the show... was Ahmed's magnificent performance, and the disturbing, and convincing, coming of age his character underwent during his time behind bars.
June 25, 2018
There are more important things to consider in "The Night Of" than foot fungus, but much of the show's greatness is embedded in minor details like that one, an accumulation of grace notes that bring this world and its characters to life.
June 25, 2018
From start to finish, The Night Of thrived on the strength of its actors, particularly Ahmed and Turturro.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.9/10
June 25, 2018
This is the best thing I've ever seen Turturro do, and that's saying something.
June 23, 2018
Draining. Ambitious. And so darn good.
June 22, 2018
The Night Of is an ensemble piece, but Torturro and Riz Ahmed are a very solid center.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 22, 2018
his gritty HBO mini-series from June, based on a 2008 British series, "Criminal Justice," confidently takes its time developing its characters.
June 22, 2018
There's a good chance by the time September gets here, you'll be referring to "the night of" your massive The Night Of binge session.
May 17, 2018
As well as busting the myth that you shouldn't end a sentence with a preposition, it's also an intelligent, completely gripping crime drama.
April 13, 2018
Here the identity of the killer matters less than the dehumanising treatment of one presumed innocent until proven guilty, as The Night Of shows a young man ruined, perhaps forever, by the judicial structure designed to protect him.
January 16, 2018
... an enveloping and addictive story... [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 20, 2017
The Night Of is haunting.
September 20, 2017
Zaillian and Price's series paints a disturbing picture of the criminal justice system-and how its intrinsic financial and psychological pressures tear away at one's soul.
August 14, 2017
The Night Of is a solid, hard-boiled story of individuals and institutions - the newest branch of a very specific family tree.
December 31, 2016
The Night Of is a classic slow-burn murder mystery. It's also one of the rare shows in this era of binge-watch TV that is best consumed in a week-to-week format, rather than in one sitting.
December 15, 2016
This isn't about a miscarriage of justice-the prosecution is presented with as much respect and dignity as the defense-but about how the slow gears of justice grind up those caught in its wheels.
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