The Night of

The Night of

DVD - 2016
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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, NY : HBO Home Box Office, 2016
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.45 N
Characteristics: video file,DVD,region 1
laser,NTSC
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
3 videodiscs (approximately 524 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in

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tplatz
Mar 25, 2018

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.

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steve1111
Jan 31, 2018

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!

AL_SUZANNE Jan 25, 2018

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.

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reginator_22
Jan 17, 2018

Such a good HBO miniseries! I was hooked from beginning to end!!

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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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Dec 23, 2016

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

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