Parents' Guide to

The Night Manager

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Book-based British cloak-and-dagger miniseries thrills.

TV AMC Drama 2016
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age 18+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

18+ !!!

No idea what the CSM reviewer was thinking. This is 18+. Definitely watch the first season yourself before letting your kids watch it.
age 18+


This is a great spy thriller, but it's not for kids. There's nudity and graphic violence. I watched this through Vidangel, and there were a lot of specific filters for nudity, language, and graphic violence - I turned these filters all on, because I don't want to see that stuff as an adult either.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (3):

This outstanding adaptation of the 1993 bestseller maintains all the mystery, suspense, and, of course, exotic locations that John le Carré's first post-Cold War novel is known for. Although not as seductive (and slightly less sexist) as James Bond films, it successfully recreates the steadily rising tensions the detailed narrative is known for. Also compelling are Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie's performances, which easily bring to life their characters' charmingly dark rapport with each other.

Fans of the popular book will recognize some of the changes made to the on-screen interpretation, including references to the war in Iraq, the Arab Spring, and Syrian refugees, which were included to make it more relevant to a post-9/11 audience. But you don't have to read the book or be a fan of le Carré's work to be intrigued by the miniseries. If you're a cloak-and-dagger enthusiast, you won't be disappointed. And even if you aren't, it's still very entertaining.

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