The Last Tycoon: Season 1 (2016)


Critic Consensus: This old-fashioned tour through F. Scott Fitzgerald's vision of Hollywood has lush production values and an attractive varnish of glamorous pedigree, but lacks a storytelling hook or a compelling character to latch onto - resulting in an inert bauble that is pleasing to look at but elusive to feel.


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Air date: Jun 17, 2016
Air date: Jul 27, 2017
Air date: Jul 27, 2017
Air date: Jul 27, 2017
Air date: Jul 27, 2017
Air date: Jul 27, 2017
Air date: Jul 27, 2017
Air date: Jul 27, 2017
Air date: Jul 27, 2017

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Kelsey Grammer
as Pat Brady
Jessica De Gouw
as Minna Davis
Lily Collins
as Cecilia Brady
Matt Bomer
as Monroe Stahr

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Critic Reviews for The Last Tycoon Season 1

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (19)

The melodrama is largely focused on the people inside and on an industry that's always been in love with itself. It's not a perfect show, but it's a pretty perfect binge-watch, if that's how you choose to do it.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

The result is a glossy look at the time period that, despite leaning on some familiar emotional and story territory, still makes for an engaging, enjoyable viewing experience.

Jul 31, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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The Last Tycoon is so sumptuous that it's easy to overlook how pedestrian the story often is. That's not immediately apparent because what's onscreen is stunning.

Jul 27, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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The show looks beautiful enough and has been so well-cast that those qualities can sometimes be enough when you're looking for a streaming option on a hot summer weekend.

Jul 26, 2017 | Full Review…

The Last Tycoon has all the glamorous trappings of old Hollywood: Amazon clearly threw lots of money at the screen, with sumptuous costumes by Mad Men designer Janie Bryant. But the joy is missing.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

The series acutely feels like an idea that would have made for a good movie, instead of being stretched to a breaking point to make it work for TV.

Mar 1, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

While the period details are exquisite throughout "The Last Tycoon," the conflict doesn't jump off the screen quite like the costumes.

Nov 1, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

There's a lot of pedigree here, but none of it jumps off the screen.

Dec 20, 2017 | Full Review…

A diverting series that uses history the way revelers at a Gatsby-themed party today use a strand of fake pearls... It's a missed opportunity. One that, after a gorgeous 10 hours, you may not remember.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Part of the problem is that [Matt] Bomer's performance doesn't suggest the emotional or artistic depths of Monroe. In a role that calls for a Don Draper, he is too often like a less-pouty Pete Campbell.

Dec 27, 2017 | Full Review…

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