The Night of

The Night of

DVD - 2016
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An HBO limited series. After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and he is charged with her murder
Publisher: [New York, New York] : HBO Home Box Office, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: DVD Night 2016
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
digital,optical,surround,stereo,Dolby audio 5.1,Dolby audio 2.0
3 videodiscs (approximately 524 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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BridgettM
Dec 11, 2017

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.

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Ky68RasK
Nov 17, 2017

Absolutely outstanding. Great acting and enthralling story.

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voisjoe1_0
Oct 29, 2017

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.

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aksbrmo1026
Oct 10, 2017

Highly recommended.

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hecto
Sep 30, 2017

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.

EvaELPL Sep 28, 2017

A sharp and engrossing (if at times infuriating) effort, and Riz Ahmed's performance is one of my favorites of the year.

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lisaejones
Sep 25, 2017

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.

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Bugramole3
Sep 20, 2017

underlit, but otherwise superb. Highly recommended.

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BeausPerson
Aug 25, 2017

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.

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MartineVK
Aug 22, 2017

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.

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britprincess1ajax
Dec 23, 2016

“Do I look like a reporter?”
“Print, maybe. On camera, no.”

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