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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1
Air date: Sep 8, 2013
2
Air date: Sep 15, 2013
3
Air date: Sep 22, 2013
4
Air date: Sep 29, 2013
5
Air date: Oct 6, 2013
6
Air date: Oct 13, 2013
7
Air date: Oct 20, 2013
8
Air date: Oct 27, 2013
9
Air date: Nov 3, 2013
10
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 (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
Vincent Piazza
as Lucky Luciano
Paul Sparks
as Mickey Doyle
Jack Huston
as Richard Harrow
Anthony Laciura
as Eddie Kessler
Ron Livingston
as Roy Phillips
Jeffrey Wright
as Valentin Narcisse
Bobby Cannavale
as Gyp Rosetti
Brian Geraghty
as Agent Warren Knox
Charlie Cox
as Owen Sleater
Ben Rosenfield (II)
as Willie Thompson
Erik LaRay Harvey
as Dunn Purnsley
Margot Bingham
as Daughter Maitland
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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News & Interviews for Boardwalk Empire: Season 4

Critic Reviews for Boardwalk Empire Season 4

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (18)

Nine more months to wait and see how Boardwalk will stun us again.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It was a slow-cook season filled with tons of great moments and performances.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Sep 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.

Sep 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.

Sep 6, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The most promising addition this season is Jeffrey Wright.

Sep 6, 2013 | Full Review…

The finale efficiently tied many of the loose ends from this season together while closing the book on some hated and loved characters, shaking the status quo up for next season.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Tragic and heartbreaking in ways you might not have imagined. Moreover, unlike previous seasons, nothing is wrapped up nicely in a bow.

Jun 16, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

I was wholly satisfied, even if I do already want the next course.

Jun 15, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Now that a depressing mood has been set with the authentic period piece, it's time to discuss the sensational season of Boardwalk Empire and its firmly stuck landing...

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Boardwalk Empire: Season 4

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

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

Super Reviewer

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