Black Sails: Season 4 (2017)


Season 4
Black Sails

Critics Consensus

Black Sails marks "X" and hits the spot during a swashbuckling final season that maintains the series' penchant for rum-soaked spectacle while gracefully delivering these roguish characters to their destinies.



Critic Ratings: 10


Audience Score

User Ratings: 188
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Air date: Jan 29, 2017
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Serving as a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's novel "Treasure Island," this series follows Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and his notorious crew of pirates. In its fourth and final season, the series finds Flint and his crew doing battle in the West Indies and fighting to avoid the destruction of their way of life and reach a triumphant conclusion to their journey. Also starring: Hannah New, Luke Arnold, and Jessica Parker Kennedy.


Toby Stephens
as Capt. Flint
Luke Arnold
as John Silver
Hannah New
as Eleanor Guthrie
Clara Paget
as Anne Bonny
Tom Hopper
as Billy Bones
Zach McGowan
as Capt. Charles Vane
Mark Ryan
as Gates
Ray Stevenson
as Blackbeard
Luke Roberts
as Woodes Rogers
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Critic Reviews for Black Sails Season 4

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (0)

There are enough pieces in place that should make final season of "Black Sails" a shiver-me-timbers fun ride.

Jan 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Chock full of action and high drama.

Jan 29, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Manages to walk a delicate line between relying too heavily on the story to come and winking at viewers who might be looking for the occasional easter egg.

Jan 29, 2019 | Full Review…

If you didn't watch Black Sails this year, you missed out on a masterpiece.

Dec 29, 2017 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, there's not a lot of wind at the back of the Emmy-winning Treasure Island prequel's final 10 episodes, and not many waves to be made by its exit.

Apr 24, 2017 | Full Review…

The season looks like it's off to a strong start.

Jan 30, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Sound design and cinematography are in top form, and at this point it's almost unnecessary to say each cast member is competing to steal a scene. But it's all in service of the character drama that makes it all matter.

Jan 30, 2017 | Full Review…

Black Sails threw us right into the center of chaos with an opening onslaught that was both an awesome spectacle and crucial to the story going forward, as perhaps pertaining to Flint vs. Silver.

Jan 30, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Black Sails must have the hardest working cast and crew of any TV series bar none.

Jan 27, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Though there are hints of better things to come, the early goings of Black Sails season 4 are light on fun and adventure.

Jan 21, 2017 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Black Sails: Season 4

  • Jun 25, 2019
    Every season gets even better and bigger, this is not the exception, every episode its precious, the cinematography its one new lever, one the best tv shows to be remembered as far time goes, and not to forget the final episode was tricky because we dont know if "Captain Flint" is still alive or is disease, that spark that left you thinking weren't if it is true or not... I truly love it!
  • Jun 14, 2019
    Left with satisfying ending and better last season than Game of Throne! Absolutely love everything includes the character, actor, ship battle, the twist,etc. If into piracy and political for Paradise Island then this would be for you. Considered this a masterpiece/
  • Jan 17, 2019
    What a terrible excuse for an ending. The last season was tiresome and fundamentally improbably, with far fetched plot devices and absurd discourses about life. These are pirates, people, not philosophers. And the denouement! Seriously? This was all about a pirate captain mourning the loss of his male lover? And the kiss? in public? 150 years BEFORE Oscar Wilde went to jail for gross indecency? What kind of revisionist clap trap are the writers and producers peddling. Scenes and costumes good, but the story lost its way sometime in the middle of the third season.
  • Jan 08, 2019
    Great show, hope they do some sort of spin off
  • Jul 25, 2018
    Awesome final season. One Of the best tv series ever made.
  • Jul 10, 2018
    Like "game of thrones" with pirates - i love it!!!
  • Apr 19, 2018
    The masterpiece ends, an appropriate and perfect ending, maybe too perfect. Ultimately the season ends with the bells ringing to the closer of the Golden Age of Piracy.
  • Mar 08, 2018
    Season 4 has some of the worst writing I have seen recently. I am not sure what happened behind the scenes but it's like Michael Bay himself started calling the shots. In one pivotal scene where Teach is going to capture the governors ship, he uses a tactic never seen before in the annals of ship warfare of that time period. He doesn't force the surrender of the ship from the safety of his, no. Instead he boards the ship with a handful of men and then PRECEDES to lose a melee battle with governor woods even though they had all the advantage. Then Rackam surrenders the war ship to the inferior force, expecting what? That they are going to just let them all off scott free? I mean seriously this has to be some of the dumbest writing on what had been a well thought out and realistic show. It's sad.
  • Feb 26, 2018
    The end episode is like many Series’ ending episodes .. nearly sorting out the patchwork narratives. However the rest of Season 4 is a superior Game of Thrones melee of cross and double cross but with convincing action sequences set on a pirate ship or two
  • Feb 21, 2018
    La miglior serie di pirati mai scritta è messa su schermo gli attori hanno uno spessore incredibile le storie Sono favolose Per non parlare dei costumi e dei vari Intrecci benché i personaggi restino più o meno sempre gli stessi la storia fila liscia è un vero capolavoro il Game of Thrones dei pirati Anzi per certi versi ha anche superato Game of Thrones

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