Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Reviews

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
May 5, 2014
The impoverishment here is not merely of means, but of spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
May 5, 2014
The overall effect is of a story atomized and dying before our eyes, collapsing into smashed pulp, ground down into big-budget Kryptonite ash.
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 5, 2014
Of course, Superman saves the world, but the real news is that there's still some life in the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
May 5, 2014
Superman IV is cinematic kryptonite. Not only could it kill the Superman series, it might also leave filmgoers feeling weak.
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
The earlier films in the series were far from perfect, but at their best they had some flair and agreeable humor, qualities this one sorely lacks.
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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
April 17, 2007
By ordinary movie standards it's awful, but fans of cinematic dementia should have fun for about half an hour.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
About as dreary as a summit conference in Belgium.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The Superman series gets more and more whimsically outrageous as it goes along.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
One of the cheesiest movies ever made.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
More sluggish than a funeral barge, cheaper than a sale at K mart, it's a nerd, it's a shame, it's Superman IV.