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Midnight Man 2008

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Conspiracy thriller starring James Nesbitt as a down-on-his-luck journalist who uncovers a dangerous secret. Max (Nesbitt), a former journalist with a history of unproven conspiracy plots, finally stumbles across what he thinks is the real thing. While rummaging through bins looking for celebrity stories, he uncovers evidence that a death-squad may be at work in the UK, targetting pro-Islamist supporters, apparently with the full support of the Defence Secretary. With his past track record, Max has difficulty finding anyone who believes his story, but as he digs deeper, he finds an unlikely ally in right-wing policy adviser Alice Ross (Catherine McCormack).

Starring:
Rupert Graves, James Nesbitt
Rental Formats:
DVD

Product Details

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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 16 minutes
Starring Rupert Graves, James Nesbitt, Catherine McCormack, Catherine McCor, Reece Dinsdale, Alan Dale, Zara Turner, Peter Capaldi
Director David Drury
Studio ITV STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release Limited availability
Main languages English

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I watched this 3 part mini series at a friends house last night, liked it that much so I bought it on DVD this morning.

James Nesbitt stars in this excellent thriller which bares a slight resemblence to the film 'Enemy Of The State.'

As it says on the box "This will definately have you on the edge of your seat".

Nesbitt plays Max Raban a disgraced journalist who is reduced to looking through the bins of famous people to find juicy stories, just so he can make ends meet. His phobia of crowds in the daytime forces him to work at night, hence the title 'Midnight Man'.

He is unliked by his old colleagues because they think of him as a paranoid person who is not to be trusted. Then one day Max finds himself drawn into a murder case involving a cover-up by the government. He becomes a hunted man as he begins a personal crusade to find the proof he needs to expose the truth to the public.

This 3 part thriller is extremely well written, directed and edited, giving the whole series a fast pace. Even the slower dialogue scenes are gripping. And also, because it is so well produced, it can seem at times like you're watching a big budget film.

The acting is superb by everyone in it (this is actually believe it or not, the first thing I've ever watched James Nesbitt in) and already I rate him as a top actor. He gives an exceptional performance of a lonely, unpopular and troubled man. Reece Dinsdale is also very convincing as a cold blooded man who kills and orders others to kill. And he's actually very frightening.
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has to be one of the best tv drama`s released this year; James Nesbitt back to his suplime best providing a believable storyline of a down on his luck newspaper reporter who has experienced life at its worst; his friends, family and colleagues have disowned him, his only love coming from his daughter; his dealings with his phobia are interesting to say the least, it keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

this is tv drama at its very best ........... a must for all tv drama adicts; a must for James Nesbitt`s fans; and i like others who viewed on the smaller screen aim to purchase on dvd ........ very soon !
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By RD VINE VOICE on 28 Oct. 2008
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This is what we pay tv licences for! Not sure how I managed to miss seeing this on tele but am certainly glad I took a chance and rented it out.
James Nesbitt's acting is first class and I really started to empathise and get attached to his character with all his annoying habits.
The storyline is also very relevant to todays culture of fear, blame and hatred.
Without giving too much away 'The Midnight Man' is about Max, a washed out reporter who is afraid of leaving his house during daylight hours. He remains tied to the world of journalism by rumaging through (famous) peoples rubbish for secrets. One day he stumbles across a piece of paper which holds clues to the death of a local British man of Iranian origin. He feels there is a greater conspiracy around the death and begins to investigate with deadly consequences.
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Midnight man is a great surprise, a tale of a lost man with still intelligence and a passionate anger and will for justice. james Nesbitt is perfect fornthat role and the series is well calibrated, mixing black humor and raw realism
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This series stuck in my mind when I first saw it, and when I watched this again I was not disappointed it is just as good as I remembered. Well worth the price.
The only reason I gave it just four stars is that some people maybe disappointed with the quality of the DVD reproduction, don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with either the picture or the sound but it might not meet with some people expectations regarding quality, after all it was made quite a few years ago.
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This one must've snuck under the radar on TV. I bought it because James Nesbitt rarely lets you down and this show is no different. Don't get me wrong, it's not the best conspiracy drama you'll ever see. But if you've got a couple of hours free, it's well worth a watch.
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I was suckered into buying this by the cast of reliable actors/actresses.Well,I suppose it paid their rents.It starts off interestingly enough but descends rapidly into incredibility and incoherence.There is a monotonous series of shootings with, to be fair, one innovation- a death by shooting on the upper deck of a London bus.What a waste of talent.
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My British drama of choice is normally stuff filmed in the 70s, 80s and 90s.

After watching the first few minutes of this I remembered why - a bullet in the head and blood all over - older dramas could still portray a death without showing the gory details but still retain the impact of the scene.

Anyway regardless of this it's quite a good storyline, but there are bits where the story moves on far too quickly, which causes some loss of reality. But at the end of the day it's fiction, not fact.

So in summary it's OK, but I'll tend to go back to my post 1970/pre 1999 stuff.
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