• R, 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:    Dwight H. Little
  • In Theaters:    Jan 1, 1988 Wide
  • On DVD:    Aug 25, 1998
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers Reviews

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Of all the Halloween sequels, including the irrelevant and unwatchable Halloween III, Halloween 4 stands out as the best of a generally uninspired lot.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002

And in the faint praise department: "Halloween 4" is just a little bit better than most of the sequels that followed.

| Original Score: 2/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
November 29, 2003

While Part 4 is better than Part 3, it is still worse than, say, being bitten in the retina by fire ants.

Full Review | Original Score: D
Variety Staff
Variety
Top Critic
August 27, 2007

Fourth entry in the Halloween horror series is a no-frills, workmanlike picture.

Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
November 2, 2003

Boy, this one's rich.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Derek Adams
Time Out
Top Critic
June 24, 2006

The shocks are infinitesimal, the script diabolical.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 19, 2003

...[Donald Pleasance's Dr. Loomis] doesn't once refer to Myers as "pure evil," though he does call him "evil on two legs" which is almost as good...

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Neil Cohen
Echo Magazine
July 29, 2007

| Original Score: 1/5
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
August 18, 2006

Although this is just more of the same old same, Halloween 4 is directed with some skill by B-movie specialist Dwight H. Little.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
November 20, 2003

| Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 18, 2007

| Original Score: 0/5
Nicolas Lacroix
Showbizz.net
December 7, 2002

| Original Score: 2/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
August 26, 2002

| Original Score: 2/5
Richard Harrington
Washington Post
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

H4 is very much the cheap knockoff of its prototype, but not half as visceral.

Caryn James
New York Times
Top Critic
May 20, 2003

It seems the latest stage in some curious evolutionary pattern; the slasher species keeps proliferating and getting weaker at the same time.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 14, 2005

| Original Score: 1/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 1, 2005

| Original Score: 1/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
March 10, 2005

One of the best chapters of the series...really novel

| Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 3, 2008

Though it is a slasher movie at all points, it's an atypically intelligent example of the form...a quantum leap better than its two immediate predecessors.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 12, 2012

Young Ms. Harris is probably the movie's most powerful element.

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