Boardwalk Empire: Season 4 Reviews

June 18, 2018
Nine more months to wait and see how Boardwalk will stun us again.
June 18, 2018
It was worth the slow burn.
June 16, 2018
This season, Chalky White literally comes into his own... Narcisse's language and affect confound White. There is a palpable sadness to their scenes together.
June 16, 2018
It was a slow-cook season filled with tons of great moments and performances.
June 16, 2018
When Boardwalk's many gears stick, almost everything falls apart, but when it works, it runs like clockwork.
June 15, 2018
Hardcore fans will appreciate the interwoven, intricate storylines, and what the show lacks in "oomph" is partly compensated for by terrific cinematography and solid acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 23, 2014
Season 4 was even more sprawling, and arguably more disjointed, and yet it was richer overall.
July 16, 2014
Series four has been a faultless season of an already exceptional show.
October 28, 2013
Boardwalk Empire's fourth season may not be the show's most exciting, but it is in many ways its best.
September 16, 2013
I can safely say the season of Boardwalk Empire that ended last night was, by far, its best.
September 16, 2013
This is a show that believes in framework; it wants to set up what it tears down.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 9, 2013
Buscemi remains the thinking man's mobster, and Nucky's alliance with Chalky (Michael Kenneth Williams) deepens, the themes of race relations if only in the criminal world.
Top Critic
September 9, 2013
Empire is richer, deeper, and -- if possible -- even more beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 9, 2013
A Nucky scene will always be a good scene. The same could be said for a new season of Boardwalk Empire.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 6, 2013
What it gives me is a level of quality assurance. It's like a secret arrangement; we keep it under the table.
September 6, 2013
The moral dimension is missing from nearly all of Boardwalk Empire's characters, who murder and maim, if somewhat discriminately.
September 6, 2013
The most promising addition this season is Jeffrey Wright.
September 3, 2013
The jury remains out on whether this latest arc will reach the same heights. (That said, the show continues to top itself in terms of scenes that are positively gruesome.)