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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.

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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
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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

Cast

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

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (11)

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

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

Boardwalk Empire has developed so many characters and separate plot threads (some worthwhile and some not so much) that it has effectively segued into an accomplished ensemble piece.

Full Review… | July 21, 2014
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Audience Reviews for Boardwalk Empire: Season 4

Season 4 started the go down a bit with Nucky being located in Florida while Dr. Narcisse had a feud with Chalky. The plot seemed a bit uneven but still watchable with plenty of fun.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

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

½

Chris Browning
Chris Browning

Super Reviewer

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