Arrested Development: Season 4 Episode 9 Reviews

Brian Tallerico
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic
June 4, 2018

As great as Cross is, he's playing a supporting character that can't quite carry a whole episode, so turning Tobias's trip to rehab into a musical show plays like Arrested Development fanfiction.

Noel Murray
AV Club
Top Critic
May 17, 2018

It's one of the most involving episodes, both as a piece of storytelling and emotionally.

Erik Adams
AV Club
Top Critic
May 17, 2018

What intrigues me the most about "Smashed" is how sad it allows itself to be.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Zach Dionne
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic
May 16, 2018

The episode moves a lot more pieces around on the season's chessboard, but it's surprisingly fresh for a second Tobias-centric half hour. Like Tobias and his acting dreams, this one believes in itself.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ana Marie Cox
Grantland
Top Critic
May 16, 2018

The Tobias episodes are the lightest in tone (despite the darkness of some of the subject matter), the least freighted with backstory - and the ones I find myself invested in.

Hadley Freeman
Guardian
May 18, 2018

David Cross is someone whom I could watch for hours and it is a delight to see him blue-ing himself again.

Eric Eisenberg
CinemaBlend
May 17, 2018

It looked like things were going absolutely horribly for everyone's favorite blowhard never-nude, and that tragedy continued to be just as funny in Tobias' second fourth-season episode, "Smashed."

Eric Goldman
IGN Movies
May 16, 2018

"Smashed" was a notably strong Season 4 episode and reinforced that Tobias really can take the spotlight and run with it, jean shorts and all.

Full Review | Original Score: 8.4/10