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a young Pakistani man, out to party in Manhattan, a few years after 9/11, is accused of an egregious murder he says he didn't commit, throughout eight episodes, his life changes, and the lives of everyone around him, including his lawyers, the investigators, his family, the prosecution - fine performances all around keep the suspense bristling, but wait for Jeannie Berlin as the lead prosecutor, who steals the show absolutely every single scene she's in, wonderful
You're not going to see better than this. Turturro's closing moves both you and the jury. Don't miss a minute.
I started to watch this series and then realized that it is based on a British BBC tv series by the name of Criminal Justice. It is actually available on Youtube. I watched the first episode and find in comparison that the original is a much better production: the acting is better all round, especially the accused, much more convincing than the American made spin off.
This best TV series I've watched in years. I thought there would be a second season. Hope springs eternal.
Absolutely wonderful! I was kept in suspense the whole time.. This is a perfectly cast series which is what makes it great.. I sincerely hope a Season 2 will be made, I want to know what is going to happen to everyone 👍👍👍
Very dark brooding police drama. Good story line, however it was dragged out far too long for my liking. Interesting cast of characters ranging from the main character, a Pakistani student charged with murder to a disgusting attorney with a skin disorder. Too much of the story is dedicated to prison lifestyles.
I literally wish I could give this 10 stars!! Perfection! Take a bow HBO!
Kept us on the edge although a little far-fetched. Nonetheless, the characters are connectable and the dilemmas make you think and wonder what you would do in these situations.
Very engaging with great performances all around. John Turturro has been one of my favourites from as long ago as "Miller's Crossing." Well worth a try for anyone looking to while away five plus hours as winter continues outside!
THE NIGHT OF is an HBO mini-series set in New York City. It's about a college student (who is of Pakistani descent) who has been accused in the murder of a young woman. A trolling-for-clients lawyer, goes with his gut and represents him. I was on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen to the young man; curious about the lawyer's skin condition; and was trying to figure out what would happen to the cat. The show stars Riz Ahmed and John Turturro.
The criminal justice system takes time and so does The Night Of, but I'm glad I stuck with this longer-than-most miniseries. It reminded me of The Wire, and Michael Kenneth Williams, who played Omar in that series, has a substantial role in The Night Of as well. The character John Stone is a great role for John Turturro, and his performance is perfect. The Night Of is from HBO, and is for mature audiences only due to violence, disturbing images, drugs, sex and profanity. The first and last episodes are each 90 minutes long, and the six episodes in between are each about 60 minutes long.
This excellent min-series is a remake of an excellent British mini-series "Criminal Justice." It tells multiple sides of the story (the police, police detectives, the defendant, his family, the defense lawyer, the prosecutor, possible suspects) interweaving all these facets and interweaving flashbacks, etc. for its 8.5 hour duration. Riz Ahmed playing defendant Naz, won an Emmy for his portrayal of the innocent looking college student who became a hardened prisoner while waiting for his trial. James Gandolfini was an executive producer (his last credit before he so sadly succumbed to a heart attack) and with his experience on the Sopranos, he knows what constitutes a great crime series. John Tuturro is a bonus.
This is a terrific American rewrite of 'Criminal Justice', a BBC mini-series broadcast in 2008. Given the dreck that infests television in the US, I didn't expect much from it. Boy was I wrong! This version is far superior to the British one, hard as that might be to believe. The dialogue is perfect, especially when delivered in John Turturro's native Brooklyn accent. The supporting actors are outstanding, and some scenes (e.g. Jeannie Berlin's cross-examination of the defendant) are just plain wonderful. As in the original BBC version, the justice system itself is the main protagonist and the writers here have nailed it, from the police precinct to Rikers Island to the courts. Not to be missed.
A sharp and engrossing (if at times infuriating) effort, and Riz Ahmed's performance is one of my favorites of the year.
Great series and waiting for more! I know the series ended as it should have but the story was so compelling, I was wanting to see more. Love the actors, writers and everyone involved. Turturro's character's issues were unnecessary and overblown for the plot but still enjoyable. About as close to a true story as you can get, in my opinion.
I found Part 1 a bit hard to get through. Afterr that, the mystery is gripping, the look at the justice system from all sides is interesting and for me, st times, shocking, and John Turturro is excellent in his role.
Thrilling, novelistic journey into the legal system. At first I had a "prove it to me" attitude, because the plot its taken from a British TV show, not an original idea. But the writers (Richard Price and Steve Zallian) create a whole other American world around the bare bones of the plot, and do it so well, that I can only give them kudos.
A must-see for John Turturro fans.
You know I have really mixed feelings about this series- it took me a while to get into it, and it was when John Turturro's character enters the picture that things begin to get interesting. The series is wildly uneven in plot and acting. There are some really amateurish actors and some peak performances by some real pros- like Turturro who is outstanding. The story feels like it's better at exploring undercurrents of what is going on- so there are some real subtleties- plopped right next to some things which are quite cliched. So a mixed bag- and yet it drew me along right until the end. Interesting and thought provoking.