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Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Reviews

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Barbara Shulgasser
Common Sense Media
July 12, 2016
Terrible '80s sequel has violence, nuclear weapons.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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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
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
May 5, 2014
Fortunately, the regular Superman performers all do their jobs well.
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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.
John Ferguson
Radio Times
May 5, 2014
Tthe enthusiastic hamming can't hide the clunking direction by Sidney J Furie and the sub-standard special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ben Yagoda
Philadelphia Daily News
May 5, 2014
It's hard to escape the conclusion that all the originality and excitement have been drained from the series.
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 5, 2014
It`s hard to summon much wonder when Superman goes mano-a-mano with Nuclear Man, a Lex Luthor creation with a static electricity problem.

People Magazine
May 5, 2014
Even at 91 minutes, the film seems truncated.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 13, 2013
It's a shame that "Superman" had to leave the eighties in such a disgraceful fashion.
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
June 11, 2013
For sentimentality's sake, it's great watching Reeve and company reprise their roles even if it's in the bastard child edition of the series, but this isn't just one of the worst comic book films, it's one of the worst films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
William Thomas
Empire Magazine
July 12, 2010
Predictably awful fourth installment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Michael Dequina
April 7, 2010
With the passing of the production torch to infamous budget tightwads Golan and Globus, it was clear that the worst was yet to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Variety Staff
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.

TV Guide
April 17, 2007
The special effects are decidedly on the cheap side.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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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.
Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
December 23, 2006
Disappointing to say the least, but at least it doesn't have Richard Pryor this time as its star.
| Original Score: 3/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
July 5, 2006
The cut-rate production resulted in what Reeve termed "catastrophe" for a film intended to marry a serious message to the series' signature action, humor, and romance.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Mark Bourne
April 5, 2006
...this final sigh of a movie manages to send the series out with a feeble yet breathing dignity. It's bad, but it's better than III in that it does try to rise above itself.
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