Fargo: Season 4 (2020)

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Season 4
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Though Fargo's ambitious fourth season struggles to maintain momentum, fine performances and a change of scenery make for an engaging -- if uneven -- departure from the series' norm.

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Critic Ratings: 41

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User Ratings: 54

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Air date: Sep 27, 2020

An uneasy peace between two Kansas City crime syndicates is threatened by an untimely death. Meanwhile, the Smutny family is caught between a rock and a hard place.

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Air date: Sep 27, 2020

The Smutnys receive unexpected guests, Josto and Gaetano reunite, Loy challenges the status quo and Oraetta is caught.

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Air date: Oct 4, 2020

Deafy and Odis join forces, Josto seeks revenge, Oraetta finds new employment, Gaetano makes a move and Zelmare and Swanee help the Smutnys with their debt.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2020

Loy retaliates, Josto asserts his leadership, Ethelrida makes a disturbing discovery and the walls begin to close in on Odis.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2020

Loy goes on the attack, Gaetano pays the piper, Oraetta goes off the deep end, Josto challenges orders and Rabbi puts his life on the line.

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In 1950 Kansas City, two criminal syndicates jockey to control an alternate economy of exploitation, graft and drugs while fighting for a piece of the American dream. As tensions rise, the crime heads trade their youngest sons in an attempt to strike an uneasy peace.

Cast & Crew

Jason Schwartzman
Josto Fadda
Matthew Elam
Lemuel Cannon
Corey Hendrix
Omie Sparkman
Emyri Crutchfield
Ethelrida Pearl Smutny
Jeremie Harris
Leon Bittle
Jessie Buckley
Oraetta Mayflower
Chris Rock
Loy Cannon
Ben Whishaw
Rabbi Milligan
Anji White
Dibrell Smutny
Gaetano Bruno
Constant Calamita
Andrew Bird
Thurman Smutny
Salvatore Esposito
Gaetano Fadda
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Critic Reviews for Fargo Season 4

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (20)

Series creator Noah Hawley has come up with yet another ambitious, dazzling, and entertaining season of his Coen brothers-based anthology series, this time with a story that brings in themes of racism, assimilation, and the fraught promise of America.

Sep 28, 2020 | Full Review…

If all of this sounds like a lot of strands to tie together, it is-but unlike in previous seasons, many of these strands really feel ancillary to the gangland drama that stodgily occupies center stage.

Sep 28, 2020 | Full Review…
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Fargo, as in past seasons, manages to be both more dramatic, and more comic, than almost any other show on TV right now.

Sep 28, 2020 | Full Review…
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Fargo has always been a little off-kilter, but those elements stand out as particularly indulgent or egregious this season, when its overall storytelling approach is so uneven.

Sep 23, 2020 | Full Review…

You practically need a map, the series is so all over the place. But frustrations and all, it's a journey worth taking.

Sep 22, 2020 | Full Review…

Another exemplary cast elevates wordless gestures and already witty lines into exciting entertainment, with Jessie Buckley and Glynn Turman being the overall breakouts, but this version of Fargo feels bleaker than any that preceded it.

Sep 14, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Fargo is Fargo; you'll get excellent and unexpected performances, a lot of quirk, a lot of violence, and a lot of fascinating side stories.

Sep 29, 2020 | Full Review…

As this show continues to deliver strong anthology seasons, it is refreshing to see it tackle new approaches to familiar topics.

Sep 29, 2020 | Full Review…

Chris Rock has finally found a dramatic role worthy of his considerable talents.

Sep 28, 2020 | Full Review…

Buckley's daft performance is the star turn of a very talented cast. Evaluating the rest of the show, however, is more difficult, particularly its attempt to establish a moral footing for itself.

Sep 28, 2020 | Full Review…

Back for its fourth season, the important good news is this iteration of Fargo is significantly better than the disappointing third season, though probably not as good as the near-perfect second season.

Sep 28, 2020 | Full Review…

It may not be the show's most exciting season, but in the longer term, it may be the most important.

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Audience Reviews for Fargo: Season 4

  • 9h ago
    This is coming from someone who really enjoyed seasons 1-3 of Fargo, this is poised to be a bad season. The acting is not believable... casting Chris Rock is a bigger crime than any that occur in the show... whoever casted him needs to be fired and blacklisted.
  • 20h ago
    My two episode review. It's different. It's not the great white North. But it's wonderful. Told in a unique way. And, that is what makes Fargo so wonderful. I cannot wait to see where this leads and how it is going to connect to the events in the future that we have already seen.
  • 22h ago
    Need more Fargo in this Fargo season. Hope it gets better
  • 1d ago
    The first episode was incredible! I've been waiting for this for so long and it didn't disappoint :D
  • 1d ago
    So far this second season is about as riveting as a high school biology video about mitochondria. Spare us the lecture and tell a real story.
  • 2d ago
    Season 4 is so far the best yet! It is so engaging and realistic. Chris Rock is simply amazing in his role as a mob boss. Very believable and likeable character far from the funny guy he normally plays. So many excellent subplots and associated characters. I'm not going to give it away. You just don't want to miss this wonderful drama.
  • 2d ago
    This is not Fargo, this is Hollywood trying to turn the 1950's into 2020, racial stories are not true to the 1950's, all told through the lens of 2020 social justice warriors. Seems overly racial. The writers are more concerned about race than telling a good story. The ambience has a dystopian feeling, which seems to be the norm in Hollywood. Acting, set, and writing mediocre. The nurse killing the gangster is sort of American Horror Story. Also, there was no Gimbels Dept Store in Kansas City, so I guess the character wouldn't have been in a Gimbels. Not Fargo.
  • 2d ago
    It is very slow moving. Most of the past FARGO seasons were slower moving than we normally see on TV but this is really dragging. Also.. would a nurse actually kill a patient for some complete stranger. Her character is just too weird to be believed. I also don't get the multi racial family's story. What are they doing in the show at all?? I just re-watched Season One and this season 4 episode one was a big disappointment.
  • 2d ago
    Disappointing. Characters miscast. Direction slow and tedious.
  • 2d ago
    So far, not bad. Interesting characters in the first two episodes with some we've still yet to meet or fully digest. Similar in tone and structure to the brilliant second season with a potential origin story from a certain character of said season.

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