McMafia: Season 1 (2018)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 37


Audience Score

User Ratings: 171
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Air date: Feb 26, 2018
Air date: Mar 5, 2018
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Air date: Apr 1, 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.

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Critic Reviews for McMafia Season 1

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (14)

[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…

The ace in McMafia's pack is undoubtedly Norton. It takes a lot to turn a caviar-necking banker son of a Russian crime dynasty into a likeable TV hero, but Norton somehow imbues his character Alex with a sense of fundamental decency.

May 20, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | 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…

Sometimes it was mad, occasionally it was bad, but in the end I came to love McMafia.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

McMafia has a Night Manager-level budget and a United Nations cast of actors. It oozes quality, and in Norton it has a leading man who can both act and look good in a DJ.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for McMafia: Season 1

  • 5d ago
    Great show and story line with nice locations filmed. The main character personality change into a mafia boss was well done. Hope it gets a second season.
  • Jul 17, 2019
    Brilliant, we loved it. Bring on Season 2
  • Mar 23, 2019
    Great!!! Really a different view of the underworld
  • Sep 08, 2018
    The crime drama is innovative with its Russian mafia gangs/families as the backbone, although most of the narrative end results are no different from what could have been with any other type of warlords and families.
  • Aug 12, 2018
    I truly enjoyed this drama series, the acting was top of the line, maybe wiuth a larger budget the series can get even better .. I'm excited to see Season 2 and all that it brings
  • Jul 31, 2018
    McMafia is the best program on AMC.
  • Jun 19, 2018
    Great script, excellent acting.Suspenseful. Although the main actor channels michael corleone and other similarities to the godfather, the scope is international and focuses on money laundering, sex trafficking, and drug smuggling. Takes place in london, moscow, tel aviv with middle east countries and the mexican cartel thrown in to round out the international flavor. best show currently on tv.
  • Apr 24, 2018
    T.V. programming has become so boring, not interesting and full of mainstream quirkiness. Every now and then a good show comes along ; Mc Mafia, Here and Now, Handsmaid Tale, Billions, The Affair and Fargo (just to name a few of my favorites) Ppppppplease bring it back! McMafia is intoxicating and I want more!
  • Apr 17, 2018
    Excellent crime drama
  • Apr 09, 2018
    anything related to Mafia is a 5/5

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