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Crime . Documentary . Drama . History

"The Making of The Mob" is a special event miniseries chronicling the historical roots of the original Five Families that led to the formation of the modern American Mafia.

Episode Title: Last Man Standing
Airs: 2016-08-29 at 22:00
  • Kyle Anderson

    While the presentation can get a little stilted, Making is a relatively clear-eyed look at a still-gripping mutation of the American dream. [19 Jun 2015, p.56]

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Ed Bark

    This so far is an overall sturdy production that re-details the lives and deaths of high-powered hoods.

    Uncle Barky Full Review
  • Verne Gay

    These too-timid re-enactments, punctuated with the occasional burst of VFX gunfire, are interspersed with some informative commentary by real experts like veteran mob reporter Selwyn Raab and dramatically less informative observations by actors like Vincent Pastore, who of course played a mobster on TV.

    Newsday Full Review
  • Glenn Garvin

    Even at its most interesting, The Making of the Mob has the flat taste of warmed-up leftovers. That’s because this story has already been told, and much better, during the five-year run of HBO’s Mob creation drama Boardwalk Empire. Full Review
  • Vicki Hyman

    Because of the episodic nature of the reenactments, and abetted by merely competent acting and bland writing, they fail to gain momentum. This lack of urgency in the production is ironically heightened by a heavy-handed percussive score that never lets up.

    Newark Star-Ledger Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    The dialogue is generally muted underneath the narration and a positively abusive musical score, which never approximates anything less than a swelling crescendo.

    Variety Full Review

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