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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 28, 2019
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  • Summary: Directed by Patty Jenkins, Fauna Hodel (India Eisley) seeks information about her birth mother with the help of reporter Jay Singletary (Chris Pine) and finds it connecting to Black Dahlia suspect Dr. George Hodel (Jefferson Mays).
  • Genre(s): Drama, Movie/Mini-Series, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Melanie McFarland
    Jan 29, 2019
    Jenkins’ direction allows space for Pine’s performance to muscle through any holes and shortcomings in “I Am the Night,” while Eisley’s grace and silence convey the threat of the Hodels’ menace. As it comes together, the final cut isn’t quite a bleeding-edge thriller so much as a visually sumptuous, slightly filthy noir attraction that doesn’t necessarily shed outrageous new light on a vintage mystery. But it succeeds in elevating the best in the talent resurrecting a piece of it.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jan 24, 2019
    Night’s pacing can be frustrating — this mini would be a lot more effective if it were cut to four hours--but the surprises and twists in the final two episodes make it more than worthy of your investment.
  3. Reviewed by: Katie Rife
    Jan 28, 2019
    It takes a while to really get going, but once I Am The Night starts spilling its secrets, it doesn’t stop until the very end.
  4. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jan 28, 2019
    Those who get through the first several hours of this meandering mystery/morality play may well be invested to see it all the way through. It’s not terrible in the end. Nor is it spellbinding or particularly memorable.
  5. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jan 28, 2019
    It takes a few episodes for Pat/Fauna and Jay’s paths to come together; by the time they do, a crucial amount of plot momentum has been sacrificed for the sake of establishing a creepily suggestive mood. Jenkins clearly wants to deliver on a theme of motherhood and abandonment, but Eisley has difficulty shouldering the weight of Pat/Fauna’s story, which just grows weirder instead of more compelling.
  6. Reviewed by: Amy Glynn
    Jan 28, 2019
    By making Fauna, and Jay, the twin centers of a story that is nonetheless about George and a high-profile murder victim, I Am The Night becomes the dramatic equivalent of a name-dropping social media poseur.
  7. Reviewed by: Allison Shoemaker
    Nov 27, 2018
    If I Am The Night is disappointingly uninterested in the inner workings of Singletary, then it flatly refuses to acknowledge that Fauna might have any. Eisley doesn’t fare as well as Pine, a fact that can be attributed in part to the writing. The series is content to turn Fauna into a would-be Nancy Drew

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Jan 30, 2019
    very good 1st episode, the 60s setting is brilliant matched, and i want to know what is going on, so ill keep watching, chris pine great as always
  2. Feb 15, 2019
    Chris Pine should fire his agent for putting him into such a mediocre role. It's just banal network TV -- all cliches and false emotion.
  3. Feb 9, 2019
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Uuuuugh! So disappointed. David Lang? Really? The music is blaaah the story is just fulll of superfluous crap and the writing is horrible. Expand
  4. Feb 19, 2019
    I enjoyed the premier but the show went down hill 90 miles an hour. The actress who plays Fauna is absolutely terrible at acting. And why theI enjoyed the premier but the show went down hill 90 miles an hour. The actress who plays Fauna is absolutely terrible at acting. And why the blue eyes? Too much emphasis on Jay Singletary's PTSD, use of drugs and alcohol. Would of been better to have made a movie or lowered the episodes to half. The writing is so poor I half suspect a 13 year old wrote it. Expand

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