Flight of the Phoenix
Arrested Development Season 4



Critic Ratings: 7
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Episode Info

In the Season 4 premiere, Michael leaves the family business to launch his own; and the family's life turns topsy-turvy when mailman Pete passes away.


Jason Bateman
as Michael Bluth
Michael Cera
as George Michael Bluth
Jeffrey Tambor
as George Bluth Sr./Oscar Bluth
Jessica Walter
as Lucille Bluth
Will Arnett
as George Oscar `Gob' Bluth II
Tony Hale
as Buster Bluth
Portia de Rossi
as Lindsay Funke
David Cross
as Tobias Funke
Alia Shawkat
as Mae `Maeby' Funke
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Critic Reviews for Flight of the Phoenix

if great comedy is an ice cream sundae, "Flight of the Phoenix" is a frozen banana: It is one of the component ingredients of an ice cream sundae, but it's not quite all the way there.

May 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Had both the luxury and the burden of being the episode to get the ball rolling on the show's return... Unfortunately though, the whole dorm storyline kind of lost steam along the way.

May 16, 2018 | Rating: 7.8/10 | Full Review…

After watching "Flight of the Phoenix"... it felt like I was right back vicariously living through a dysfunctional family in sunny Newport Beach, California, where I was supposed to be all along.

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

I'll be looking forward in the weeks ahead to seeing if this fourth season does anything meaningful with its commentary on the intersections of business, government, and religion.

May 17, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Regardless of the problems in season four, there's something wonderful about seeing Jason Bateman and Michael Cera slide so easily back into their dynamic.

Jun 4, 2018 | Full Review…

A rather depressing kick off, and not really in a fun way.

May 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Our reintroduction to Michael sets up a great story, and has you wondering how he got sucked back into the family drama.

May 16, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…