The Night Of: Miniseries Reviews

Mar 9, 2021
It is beautifully shot, written with a sensitive eye, and is likely to please those looking to invest time in a crime-drama that is satisfyingly gripping right until its ambiguous ending.
Jan 2, 2021
A captivating series that will have you hooked within minutes.
Nov 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.
Aug 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.
Jun 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.
Jun 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.
Jun 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.
Jun 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.
Jun 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
Jun 25, 2018
This is the best thing I've ever seen Turturro do, and that's saying something.
Jun 23, 2018
Draining. Ambitious. And so darn good.
Jun 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
Jun 22, 2018
his gritty HBO mini-series from June, based on a 2008 British series, "Criminal Justice," confidently takes its time developing its characters.
Jun 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.
Jun 22, 2018
Everyone else, whether in jail, court, or the police station, is a variation on a character portrayed more distinctively in other TV shows.
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.
Apr 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.
Jan 16, 2018
... an enveloping and addictive story... [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dec 20, 2017
The Night Of is haunting.
Sep 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.