McMafia: Season 1 (2018)

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Critic Consensus: McMafia takes a sleek, stylish look at the sprawling reach of global organized crime.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Feb 26, 2018
2
Air date: Mar 5, 2018
3
Air date: Mar 12, 2018
4
Air date: Mar 19, 2018
5
Air date: Mar 26, 2018
6
Air date: Apr 1, 2018
7
Air date: Apr 16, 2018
8
Air date: Apr 23, 2018
9
Air date: Apr 23, 2018

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A man who has spent his life evading his family's ties to the mafia is drawn into a world of crime after his own livelihood is threatened.

Cast

James Norton
as Alex Godman
David Strathairn
as Semiyon Kleiman
Juliet Rylance
as Rebecca Harper
David Dencik
as Boris Godman
Caio Blat
as Antonio Mendez
Kirill Pirogov
as Ilya Fedorov
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Critic Reviews for McMafia Season 1

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (12)

It's brilliantly cast.

Mar 28, 2018 | Full Review…

[James] Norton plays Alex with such committed blankness that his rare outbursts of emotion are almost humorous.

Feb 26, 2018 | Full Review…

No matter how you feel about "McMafia" as a title, it does illustrate what's wrong with the show itself: If it were a McDonalds product, it would be an Egg McMuffin. Bland but filling, it's a breakfast sandwich sans any discernible flavor

Feb 23, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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It's beautifully bleak all the way.

Feb 22, 2018 | Full Review…

I think McMafia's slick tedium is born of the fact the series has no heart: character and plot are everything in a series like this - no one's seriously interested in how a bloke might get large amounts of cash invisibly from A to B.

Jan 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Its desperation to be slick, exciting and high-brow has resulted in a show that's also insincere, pretentious and unnecessarily difficult to follow.

Jan 18, 2018 | Full Review…

McMafia is certainly slick. But as an expose of international organized money laundering, I fear it's too dense to be the sexy thriller of 2018 that everyone so wants it to be.

Jan 25, 2019 | Full Review…

As the show insists, there really isn't that much glamour at the top, just cold-hearted pragmatism, and cold it is - in each and every frame.

Jan 15, 2019 | Full Review…

For many, this may seem redundant, but the commitment to showcasing the mafia's spread in the age of globalization gives the show an important angle.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

It is not a failure, and its slick look convincingly creates a world for its story, but to survive in the current TV landscape, it needs to stop being like its main character and take more of a walk on the wild side.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

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