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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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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 (Jeffrey Wright) challenges his North Side reign, and Eddie (Anthony Laciura) finally gets a promotion. In Philadelphia, Eli's son Willie (Ben Rosenfield) dives in over his head at college; while in the Midwest, Nelson (Michael Shannon) pulls double duty for Chicago mobsters Capone (Stephen Graham) and O'Banion (Arron Shiver), and a wandering Richard (Jack Huston) reconnects with his roots. With Shea Whigham, Brian Geraghty, Ron Livingston, Margot Bingham, Anatol Yusef and Domenick Lombardozzi.

Cast

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

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (11)

Empire is richer, deeper, and -- if possible -- even more beautiful.

September 9, 2013 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

A Nucky scene will always be a good scene. The same could be said for a new season of Boardwalk Empire.

September 9, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The moral dimension is missing from nearly all of Boardwalk Empire's characters, who murder and maim, if somewhat discriminately.

September 6, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The most promising addition this season is Jeffrey Wright.

September 6, 2013 | Full Review…

This might be Boardwalk Empire at its peak, but its peak remains much lower than other shows of its ilk. It's an 'A' season from a 'B+' show.

March 28, 2014 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

I can safely say the season of Boardwalk Empire that ended last night was, by far, its best.

September 16, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Boardwalk Empire: Season 4

BrendanN.

Super Reviewer

½

ChrisB.

Super Reviewer

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.

SylvesterK.

Super Reviewer

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