Boardwalk Empire: Season 4 (2013)

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Critic Consensus: Boardwalk Empire continues to benefit from its meticulously realized period trappings, but what keeps the show watchable is its supremely talented ensemble players.

Episodes

Air date: Sep 8, 2013
Air date: Sep 15, 2013
Air date: Sep 22, 2013
Air date: Sep 29, 2013
Air date: Oct 6, 2013
Air date: Oct 13, 2013
Air date: Oct 20, 2013
Air date: Oct 27, 2013
Air date: Nov 3, 2013
Air date: Nov 10, 2013

Season Info

Series 4 of the Prohibition-era drama opens in February 1924 as Nucky (Steve Buscemi) makes peace with New Yorkers Masseria (Ivo Nandi) and Rothstein (Michael Stuhlbarg), moves into the abandoned Albatross Hotel and, coincidentally, spreads his wings with a potential real-estate bonanza in Florida, where he's smitten with a saucy barkeep (Patricia Arquette). Back in Atlantic City, Chalky (Michael K. Williams) runs the boardwalk's Onyx Club, though the mysterious Harlem intellectual Dr. Narcisse … More

Genre: Drama
Network: HBO
Premiere Date: Sep 8, 2013
Created By:
Produced By: , , , , , , , ,

Cast

Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
as Enoch 'Nucky' Thomps...
Kelly Macdonald
Kelly Macdonald
as Margaret Schroeder
Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon
as Nelson Van Alden
Shea Whigham
Shea Whigham
as Elias Thompson
Michael Stuhlbarg
Michael Stuhlbarg
as Arnold Rothstein
Stephen Graham
Stephen Graham
as Al Capone
Vincent Piazza
Vincent Piazza
as Lucky Luciano
Michael K. Williams
Michael K. Williams
as Chalky White
Anthony Laciura
Anthony Laciura
as Eddie Kessler
Paul Sparks
Paul Sparks
as Mickey Doyle
Jack Huston
Jack Huston
as Richard Harrow
Ron Livingston
Ron Livingston
as Roy Phillips
Charlie Cox
Charlie Cox
as Owen Sleater, Roy Ph...
Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
as Valentin Narcisse
Bobby Cannavale
Bobby Cannavale
as Gyp Rosetti, Valenti...
Gretchen Mol
Gretchen Mol
as Gillian
Dominic Chianese
Dominic Chianese
as Leander Whitlock
Arron Shiver
Arron Shiver
as Dean O'Banion
Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
as Sally Wheet
Louis Gossett Jr
Louis Gossett Jr
as Oscar Boneau
Anatol Yusef
Anatol Yusef
as Meyer Lansky
Eric Ladin
Eric Ladin
as J. Edgar Hoover
Brian Geraghty
Brian Geraghty
as Agent Warren Knox
Domenick Lombardozzi
Domenick Lombardozzi
as Ralph Capone
Ben Rosenfield
Ben Rosenfield
as Willie Thompson
Erik LaRay Harvey
Erik LaRay Harvey
as Dunn Purnsley
Stephen Root
Stephen Root
as Gaston Means
Brady Noon
Brady Noon
as Tommy Darmody
James Cromwell
James Cromwell
as Andrew Mellon
Ivo Nandi
Ivo Nandi
as Joe Masseria
Julianne Nicholson
Julianne Nicholson
as Esther Randolph
Christina Jackson
Christina Jackson
as Maybelle White
Wrenn Schmidt
Wrenn Schmidt
as Julia Sagorsky
Joseph Riccobene
Joseph Riccobene
as Frankie Yale
Kevin O'Rourke
Kevin O'Rourke
as Edward Bader
Vincenzo Amato
Vincenzo Amato
as Vincenzo Petrucelli
Greg Antonacci
Greg Antonacci
as Johnny Torrio
Stephen DeRosa
Stephen DeRosa
as Eddie Cantor
Connor Noon
Connor Noon
as Tommy Darmody
Morgan Spector
Morgan Spector
as Frank Capone
Jacob Ware
Jacob Ware
as Harold Selby
Joseph Aniska
Joseph Aniska
as Agent Sawicki
Joe Caniano
Joe Caniano
as Jake Guzik
Mark Borkowski
Mark Borkowski
as Paul Sagorsky
Johann Carlo
Johann Carlo
as Teresina Capone
Justiin Davis
Justiin Davis
as Lester White
Franklin Ojeda Smith
Franklin Ojeda Smith
as Deacon Cuffy
Emma Holzer
Emma Holzer
as Edith Thompson
Marcella Lentz-Pope
Marcella Lentz-Pope
as Mae Capone
Josie Gallina
Josie Gallina
as Emily Schroeder
Pearce Bunting
Pearce Bunting
as Bill McCoy
Tim Ransom
Tim Ransom
as Victor Drake
Lucy Gallina
Lucy Gallina
as Emily Schroeder
Declan McTigue
Declan McTigue
as Teddy Schroeder
Margot Bingham
Margot Bingham
as Daughter Maitland
Charlie Plummer
Charlie Plummer
as Michael Thompson
Rory McTigue
Rory McTigue
as Teddy Schroeder
James Riordan
James Riordan
as Franklin Werner
Nisi Sturgis
Nisi Sturgis
as June Thompson
Craig Waletzko
Craig Waletzko
as Joe Klenah
Madeline Getty
Madeline Getty
as Nora Thompson
Katherine Waterston
Katherine Waterston
as Emma Harrow
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Critic Reviews for Boardwalk Empire: Season 4

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (12)

It's hot and muggy in the South. Gangster stories need the briskness of a winter's day or a cool summer breeze. "Boardwalk Empire" is about Atlantic City. Not slow-talking, slow-moving Florida lowlifes.

Full Review… | September 12, 2014
Movie Chambers

All the twists and turns that we've come to expect from Boardwalk are here.

Full Review… | August 22, 2014
PopMatters

Given the detailed production design and the 1920s setting...it'll never cease to surprise me that Boardwalk Empire is not considered appointment television.

Full Review… | August 8, 2014
DVDTalk.com

Momentum concerns aside, Boardwalk Empire remains a beautifully crafted period drama whose multi-layered plotlines give each member of its large cast lots of opportunities to shine.

Full Review… | July 23, 2014
Winnipeg Free Press

All in all it was a good season. Good, not great, but I'll definitely be back for Season 5.

Full Review… | July 23, 2014
TV Fanatic

Season 4 was even more sprawling, and arguably more disjointed, and yet it was richer overall.

Full Review… | July 23, 2014
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Boardwalk Empire: Season 4

An improvement over the last season, this new storyline gets intricate at first, seemingly without having a very focused goal in sight, but everything wraps up perfectly on the last episodes. Still, this is a very aimless season that doesn't take our characters anywhere they weren't before, asides from a couple of them. There was a lot of potential to push this season forward to some of the highlights of the Prohibition era, but not much happened in the end. It's a shame and that's probably what got this show one last (warning) season, shortened to 8 episodes. It's now or never Terrence Winter, you have the golden keys to end this in glory or to monumentally screw it up.

Francisco G.
Francisco Godinho

Super Reviewer

½

Chris Browning
Chris Browning

Super Reviewer

An improvement over the last season, this new storyline gets intricate at first, seemingly without having a very focused goal in sight, but everything wraps up perfectly on the last episodes. Still, this is a very aimless season that doesn't take our characters anywhere they weren't before, asides from a couple of them. There was a lot of potential to push this season forward to some of the highlights of the Prohibition era, but not much happened in the end. It's a shame and that's probably what got this show one last (warning) season, shortened to 8 episodes. It's now or never Terrence Winter, you have the golden keys to end this in glory or to monumentally screw it up.

Francisco G.
Francisco Godinho

Super Reviewer

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