Breaking Bad: Season 4 (2011)


Season 4
Breaking Bad

Critics Consensus

Breaking Bad's fourth season continues to evolve and subvert expectations, and it's never been more riveting to watch.



Critic Ratings: 27


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User Ratings: 2980
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Air date: Jul 17, 2011
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Informed he has terminal cancer, an underachieving chemistry genius turned high school teacher uses his expertise to secretly provide for his family by producing the world's highest quality crystal meth.


Bryan Cranston
as Walter White
Anna Gunn
as Skyler White
Aaron Paul
as Jesse Pinkman
Dean Norris
as Hank Schrader
Betsy Brandt
as Marie Schrader
RJ Mitte
as Walter White Jr.
Bob Odenkirk
as Saul Goodman
Steven Bauer
as Don Eladio
Ray Campbell
as Tyrus Kitt
Nigel Gibbs
as Det. Tim Roberts
John Lawlor
as Locksmith
Tina Parker
as Francesca
John Barbour
as Neighbor
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Critic Reviews for Breaking Bad Season 4

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (9)

Like The Sopranos, Breaking Bad finds nuance and drama within this compromised world, and in the process suggests intriguing and sometimes unsettling parallels to the world in which the rest of us live.

Jul 17, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A stunning, brilliant, terrifying launch to TV's best series.

Jul 17, 2011 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

A taut exercise in withheld disaster, "Breaking Bad'' is riveting.

Jul 17, 2011 | Full Review…

The writers of the show are relentless in their ability to continually surprise without ever seeming contrived or cliched.

Feb 4, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's the culmination of one of the most exciting seasons in television history, but it has one final shocking moment even after the dust settles.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Every note of these opening episodes is pitch perfect, building a slow crescendo of what looks to be an impressively strong season.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

I've always thought of Breaking Bad as a deadly grafting of Western and horror-thriller tropes. Gilligan's crew even sets up some of their shots in homage to Sergio Leone.

May 11, 2018 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

Show creator Vince Gilligan has created a world where something may go wrong any minute; he keeps the tension taut as it's obvious something is going to break very soon.

Jan 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Creator Vince Gilligan and his team faced a hefty challenge to top Season 3, but they managed it. Superb performances by Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are equalled by Giancarlo Esposito as chicken/meth kingpin Gus Fring.

Nov 1, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The writing is outstanding and each character's performance is spot-on - it's difficult to separate actor Aaron Paul from the endearingly damaged Jesse Pinkman, Walt's right-hand meth man.

Sep 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Breaking Bad: Season 4

  • 3d ago
    Walter White becomes Heisenberg for real in Breaking Bad's best season (as well as finale) yet.
  • Aug 14, 2019
    I have watched all 05 seasons My Rating 10/10 !!!No Spoilers!!! A story of chemistry teacher who have lungs cancer and married family guy with kids and running from very bad financial crises. Its A tremendous film to get comprehensive info how drugs mafia works how drugs dealing system works how much difficulties a normal guy will face in this industry and how much money involved in this black market. It a full of action film full of crimes but its also a roller coaster of emotions when you will watch you will emotionally get attached with jesse character. I love the dialogue When Walt says there is no f**king God so don't wait for him and solve your f**king issues. It makes it interesting how a family guy manages his family life and criminal life separately and makes connections and links of his words in order to not get caught he was successful. I Loved the series, A must watch series for Action lover and Crime genre films lover. Best Regards
  • Jul 18, 2019
    The epitome of great television
  • Jul 11, 2019
    So gooooood, the first episodes wasn't as great as the later though
  • Jul 08, 2019
    Best season proabably
  • Jul 08, 2019
    throw your expectations out of the window because this season does nothing wrong and nothing you would expect
  • Apr 09, 2019
    Awesome season, this shows keeps getting better and better with every season.
  • Apr 07, 2019
    Gambling is a strong metaphor in this season. And that's why the fourth season is a powerful illustration in describing "Breaking Bad" we know. The writers, directors, actors, producers, cinematographers, editors, composers, designers, thank you all. Thank you for taking your passion, love, and effort into this TV series. Every episode, I don't know, I don't know what to say. What a perfect show. What a goddamn perfect show!
  • Mar 03, 2019
    Another perfect season from Breaking Bad that has more twisted moments and astonishing character development that never gets cliched of trite, and the evolution of Walter as a character is the most terrifying as its ever been.
  • Mar 02, 2019

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