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: 34

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User Ratings: 0
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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 (34) | Top Critics (11)

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul give wonderful performances throughout a riveting season, and Giancarlo Esposito is simply one of the most insidious and nasty "quiet guy" villains ever on a TV show.

Oct 17, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

With the continuing production of outstanding shows on cable networks, television now is often better than the movies. And no show makes that case more strongly than Breaking Bad.

Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…

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…

There's a real glee about the way Breaking Bad is plotted that is hard to articulate; it's this element of playfulness that means that its payoffs, when they come, are satisfying in a way that I've never experienced in a television show before.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Welcome back to hell, also known as Season Four of Breaking Bad... The show has evolved into a modern underworld Western -- there's nothing else like it.

Jan 15, 2014 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

One of the best single seasons of television in the last twenty years.

Oct 17, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

With it's absolutely flawless, game-changing Season Four, Breaking Bad inches closer and closer to becoming one of the greatest television shows of all time, full stop.

Oct 17, 2019 | Rating: 10/10 | 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…

That so much of this material was, by Gilligan's admission, written on the fly (no season-three pun intended!) is amazing. It all fits together better than it has any right to.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…

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