Metascore
43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Dec 11, 2012
    30
    The Amish Mafia may sound oxymoronic, but as a TV show, it's strictly moronic.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Dec 10, 2012
    30
    In terms of the bar on reality-TV standards, though, Amish Mafia, in particular, effortlessly limbos beneath it.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Dec 10, 2012
    25
    Dim, dumb, dull, daffy and dippy, Discovery should know better.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Dec 11, 2012
    10
    Reality TV doesn't get much cheaper or crasser than this, and just to clinch its rock-bottom status, the show fills out its picture of rural menace by momentarily citing the 2006 mass shooting at a Lancaster County Amish school.
User Score
2.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 11 out of 12
  1. Dec 28, 2012
    0
    What funny little show this is. NOT. What are these critics watching and thinking that makes them give it a high rating!? Crazy. I'm gonna call BULLSH*T on this one. Either they work for the show or are get kickbacks from the network. Pathetic. Full Review »
  2. Dec 22, 2012
    0
    Silly. Cheesy. Disrespectful. Just a few words that come to mind. Totally unbelievable, low budget re-enactment scenes pieced together and portrayed by what seems to be fresh outta film school kids with a Soprano's complex. It reminds me of my childhood when we had a gang of 10 year old kids hanging out in a neighborhood tree fort, homemade ninja outfits and riding around on bikes trying to act like a bunch of Bruce Lee's with homemade nunchaku's LOL... honestly, that would be more believable than this trash TV. I mean come on, if you're going to have a show about gangland mafia bad asses, at least have ONE character who can pass the exam! It's just silly. Very bad acting, unbelievable storyline and an insult to the Pennsylvania Amish community. Full Review »
  3. Jan 1, 2013
    0
    The title says it all. It's easy to see that reality television has hit rock bottom once a show about "Amish Mafia" takes up space on cable programming. The whole concept of the show is completely ridiculous as well as the execution. For example, what kind of Amish people drive cars and start fight clubs? Wouldn't you cease to be Amish after doing either of those things? Every logically inconsistent episode feels cheesy, forced, and amateurish. The "actors" on this show make the guys on Pawn Stars look like they might have a chance at winning an Oscar. The cinematography feels low budget and lame. I wish I had something positive to say about this show but every aspect is unsalvageable. When it comes to movies and tv shows, I tend to be understanding towards shows if they at least start with a good concept or idea, even if they fail miserably. "Amish Mafia" simply was a brainless idea from the get go. Full Review »