Mob City: Season 1 (2013)


Season 1
Mob City

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Frank Darabont's love letter to classic noir, Mob City sometimes feels a bit too familiar, but it's stunning to look at.

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Critic Ratings: 47

81%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 76
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Episodes

1
Air date: Dec 4, 2013
2
Air date: Dec 4, 2013
3
Air date: Dec 11, 2013
4
Air date: Dec 11, 2013
5
Air date: Dec 18, 2013
6
Air date: Dec 18, 2013

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Cast

Jon Bernthal
as Joe Teague
Jeffrey DeMunn
as Det. Hal Morrison
Neal McDonough
as Capt. William Parker
Milo Ventimiglia
as Ned Stax
Alexa Davalos
as Jasmine
Robert Knepper
as Sid Rothman
Edward Burns
as Bugsy Siegel
Jeremy Luke
as Mickey Cohen
Gregory Itzin
as Mayor Fletcher Bowron
Simon Pegg
as Hecky Nash
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Critic Reviews for Mob City Season 1

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (28)

[It] comes across as larger than life and a little empty, maybe because the tropes it's built on are so well worn they're almost impossible to read as anything other than parody.

Dec 5, 2013 | Full Review…

I don't want to give the impression that Mob City is a great noir. It's just adequate, but adequate noir can really enliven an otherwise tedious gangster story.

Dec 4, 2013 | Full Review…
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It may tell an ugly tale, but Mob City is gorgeous.

Dec 4, 2013 | Full Review…

Mob City at best is barely above average drama from a guy who presumably is still capable of far better.

Dec 3, 2013 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Expect to put in some work, or at least pay close attention, if you want to appreciate Mob City.

Dec 3, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Viewers who decide to enjoy Mob City as it unfolds will probably appreciate it throughout, even if it doesn't build eventually to a satisfactory payoff.

Dec 4, 2013 | Full Review…
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[The] daunting themes remain off screen here, leaving only a series of monotonous conversations and shoot-outs.

Dec 4, 2013 | Rating: 2/10 | Full Review…

There's a definite cinematic element to the show in general. A snazzy sheen to the proceedings.

Dec 5, 2013 | Rating: 7.6/10 | Full Review…

The new TV noir series Mob City looks great. Set in 1940s Los Angeles, it's darkly beautiful. And it could turn out to be a pretty great show, given a bit of time.

Dec 5, 2013 | Full Review…

Everyone and everything looks great, and both characters and storylines are suitably twisty and gritty.

Dec 5, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Mob City takes its time to lock and load, but its aim ultimately improves.

Dec 5, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Filled with scenes of characters speaking in hushed tones over long cigarette drags in dimly lit rooms, Mob City has the film-noir style down pat.

Dec 5, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mob City: Season 1

  • Jan 03, 2017
    It's obviously gonna be fresh because it's created by Frank Darabont, he directs four episodes, writes three, and two were by himself. But with an outstanding pilot, the rest of the series is disappointing. The only other episode I loved was the third because of the last about 10-15 minutes. I did episode reviews at dewlover420.wordpress.com
  • Feb 05, 2015
    Was slow at first and way too PG-13...warmed up to it episode by episode.Bugsey Siegel getting shot to shit was definitely the highlight of the "entire 6 episodes".A good watch overall...
  • Jun 25, 2014
    This show had the look, the sets and the costumes but just not the heart. I didn't care about the characters. They all seem so disinterested in what is going on themselves that it really is hard to be interested on their behalf. I guess the director was going for a 'gutsy aloof' but all I saw was a city that looked liked they'd overdosed on tranquilisers.
  • Jan 19, 2014
    Great cast, Knepper especially knocked it out of the park. Isn't the greatest mob story I've seen but it was entertaining, plus I love Noir.
  • Jan 18, 2014
    Quality piece of work. Mini series, three two hour movies. Perfectly cast and scripted. Terrific performances, great action, set in LA just after the second world war...film noir. Very Raymond Chandler...it was a dark and stormy night when she walked into the room..must see!
  • Jan 04, 2014
    Beautiful Noir series about the Jewish Mob in LA. Shame it wasn't picked up for a full season.

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